Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Vegetarian Rice Soup

Asian loves to eat rice and this soup based on rice can be a simple and delicious snack. This is a true comfort food, feel free to add deep-fried vegetarian fish slice, tofu or just serve it simple with some garnishes.

Preparation: 10 mins Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2-4)
° 100g rice, cooked
° 10-12 dried kelps in knot
° 2 shiitake mushrooms, finely shredded
° 1 thin slice ginger
° 1 litre water
° salt, to taste
° pepper, to taste
° 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
° 2 thin slices ginger, peeled and finely shredded
° 1-2 fresh red chilli padi or fresh chilli, seeded and finely shredded
° a small handful fresh coriander leaves, for garnish
° 1 spring onion (optional), finely shredded

1. Place the dried kelps, mushrooms, ginger slice and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
2. Add the cooked rice, salt, pepper, light soy sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Ladle the rice soup into individual serving bowls and garnish with shredded ginger, chillies, coriander leaves and spring onions. Serve immediately.

1. Cooked garlic can be added, if desired.

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