Chicken Soup with Jasmine Rice and Ginger
- ACTIVE: 15 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 1 HR
- SERVINGS: 4
The Good News There may not be any clinical proof that ginger helps fight colds or the flu, but this supereasy, gingery chicken soup will undeniably make you feel better.
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon jasmine rice, rinsed
- 4 cups water
- One 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
- Pinch each of salt and sugar
- 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
- In a medium saucepan, cover the rice with the water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender and porridgelike, about 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut the piece of ginger into slivers: Thinly slice the ginger crosswise; stack the slices, removing the bottom rounded slice, so the stack is stable and easy to work with; cut the slices lengthwise into thin slivers.
- Add the chicken stock, fish sauce, salt and sugar to the rice, bring to a simmer and continue cooking over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir in half of the ginger and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
- Ladle the soup into shallow bowls, garnish with the shredded chicken, sliced scallions, chopped cilantro and the remaining slivered ginger and serve.