Sayur Bening Bayam is a clear Indonesian soup made with a variety of vegetables and always includes spinach. It’s dead simple to make and serves as a healthy appetizer or light dinner. Slideshow: More Warming Soup Recipes
In a stockpot or saucepan, heat the coconut oil over medium, then add the shallots. Sauté until softened, about 4 minutes, then add the broth, water and galangal. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to low and simmer until fragrant, about 6 minutes.
Add the carrots and cook until nearly tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the galangal. Add the tomatoes and return to a simmer, then add the spinach; remove from heat once the spinach is bright green. Add the fish sauce and season with salt and white pepper to taste, then serve.