Monday, March 15, 2010

Egg Drop Surprise Soup

When visiting a very good friend of mine she made this most delicious soup!  I asked her for the recipe to try!  She makes it look so easy!  And it is so yummy! 

For 6 servings:

1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups rice of choice (or barley or quinoa, millet)
8 cups broth of choice
about 2 cups of vegetables of your choice coarsely chopped (snow peas, asparagus, peas, edamame, broccoli, celery, carrots, spinach?)
6 eggs
about 2 sprigs of cilantro
toasted sesame oil and green onions to garnish

Fry the rice in oil at med heat until translucent (a couple of minutes).  Pour in broth and cook grains at med low heat for directed amount of time minus about 5 minutes (white rice for 10, brown rice for 35, etc). 

Increase heat to med and crack eggs directly into broth as long as there is enough room for all the eggs without being too crowded.  Otherwise bring 8 cups of water with 1 tbsp vinegar to a boil and poach eggs separately.

Once the eggs have been cooking for about 3 minutes, add your veggies.  Just cook them long enough to bring out the colour.  Celery and carrots will take longer, you can add them at the same time or before the eggs.

Turn off the heat and add your cilantro.

Put the egg into the bowl first and nestle it under rice and veggies and broth to make a "surprise!"

Drizzle sesame oil overtop.  Garnish with green onions if desired.


Kitty said...

Looks yummy!

MamaMonki said...

Looks delish - I'm writing this one down.