Thai-Style Chicken and Rice Soup
In a large saucepan, heat oil and sauté chile, garlic, and leeks until fragrant.
Add stock and coconut milk and bring to a boil.
Turn heat down to a simmer and add rice, chicken, fish sauce, lemongrass, ginger, and lime juice.
Simmer until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender about 30 minutes.
Add salt to taste if needed.
Add frozen peas and cilantro and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Remove lemongrass and serve.
Garnish with additional chopped cilantro and red pepper slices.
This recipe is full of fragrant comfort – perfect for those cold nights when you want to cozy up with a cup of warm soup. It’s also the perfect concoction for colds, flu, or illnesses. Everyone knows chicken soup has great immune-strengthening properties. This is due to its superstar main ingredient: chicken stock.
Chicken stock is easy to make. Steep whole chicken bones in simmering water with herbs and vegetables to release the incredible nutrients, gelatin, and collagen found within the bones and marrow. All these nourishing qualities melt into the stock. It’s a delicious way to beat the blues this winter.
This Thai-style chicken and rice soup utilize homemade chicken stock as well as leeks, garlic, and ginger, which also have excellent health and post-workout recovery benefits. The addition of coconut milk gives the soup a creamy texture.
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