Wheatland Cafe - Curry Vegetable Soup with Orzo
Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:00PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, September 19, 2012 1:44PM CST
Curry Vegetable Soup with Orzo.
Some of you might wonder about the orzo in this Indian-style soup since this pasta is Italian but this pasta works perfectly. This is a great soup to serve when you¹re trying to introduce a soup lover to something new and slightly exotic!
2 onions, diced
2 carrots, diced into 1Ž2² cubes
1 stalk celery, diced
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp curry paste, Indian style
4 cups chicken broth
One 24 oz tin diced tomatoes
1Ž2 cup orzo pasta
One 400 ml can coconut milk
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
In a large Dutch oven, sauté the onions, carrots, and celery in the canola oil until soft, about seven minutes. Add curry paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes and orzo.
Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes. Add coconut milk and fresh cilantro and heat through. Do not boil. Serve with crusty bread.
Thai Variation: Substitute Thai yellow curry paste for the Indian-style curry paste. With the coconut milk, add 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tbsp fish sauce.