Soup is a liquid, cozy, and blissful recipe that activates hunger and brightens up one’s appetite. Here is one such warm and comforting soup recipe that can be very satisfying on a cold day or when sick that your taste buds crave something tasting fantastic and your body needs something nourishing. This rice soup is a hearty and very easy to make recipe from our warming range of rice recipes that you must try.
The recipe goes this way! In a thick bottom pot sauté thinly sliced onions, chopped garlic cloves, bay leaf, and some jeera in a gentle amount of butter. Add the finely chopped carrots, beans, broccoli, cabbage, fresh peas, and you are free to include any other seasonal vegetables of your choice. If you want to introduce chicken to your soup, that’s a great choice but make sure you use smaller pieces. Flavor it with required salt, pepper, fennel seeds powder, and other herbs like thyme and rosemary which are totally optional. The strategy to a perfect soup is proper seasoning, tasting, and adjusting the saltiness and flavors by playing with the ingredients.
Once these are slightly softened, add the soaked rice and toast the rice for a few minutes. For this you can use any variety of rice however, parboiled rice is a good choice as it gets cooked and digested faster than the other variants. Mix in some well chopped coriander leaves, then add plenty of water and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat to simmer and cook with lid closed until everything in it gets cooked. If you don’t prefer all starch from the rice you can also use half-cooked rice for making the soup. Adjust the broth to other ingredients ratio to obtain the consistency you prefer. Once the soup is done take the chicken out, shred it, and put them back into the soup.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander, mint leaves, or spring onion and serve it in a deep bowl. This rice soup can be accompanied by fresh garlic bread slices or Croutons for making it wholesome. The flavor develops with time and this soup is just another way for great leftovers. Instead of fresh rice, you are also free to replace it with leftover rice without throwing it away. You can even store the leftover soup in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and reheat it before eating. This is a super healthy, comforting, and laidback recipe with just no fancy ingredients that tastes incredibly good.