Hot & sour coconut soup

Hot & sour coconut soup

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(20 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
A really light soup with plenty of fresh vibrant flavours. Serve it as a main course, or without rice as a light starter

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal356
  • fat19g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein22g
  • salt2.47g
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Ingredients

  • 100g Thai fragrant rice
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1.2l chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped galangal or root ginger
  • 4 fresh or freeze-dried kaffir lime leaves, chopped or crumbled
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 250g skinless boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 175g chestnut mushroom, sliced
  • 200g cherry tomato, halved
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 200ml carton coconut cream
  • a handful of fresh coriander, chopped

Method

  1. Cook the rice in boiling salted water for about 10 minutes, until tender, then drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the stock in a large pan, add the lemongrass, galangal or ginger, lime leaves and chillies and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and mushrooms and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce and coconut cream and simmer for 5 minutes more. Scatter over the coriander and serve each portion with a little cooked rice spooned in.

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bumblesquat
5th Aug, 2008
4.05
Sorry, forgot to put 5 stars in above comment.
bumblesquat
5th Aug, 2008
4.05
I love Thai food and thought this was absolutely lovely and authentic tasting.
bronwen76
4th Dec, 2007
5.05
This was fantastic i fancied something spicy but warming and i got it all in one

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