← Back to Search Results
Thai
Nearly Instant Thai Coconut Corn Soup

Photo by: Joey DeLeo
Comments: 2
 

Recipe

When I first came up with this soup, I was looking to make something speedy to serve with a main dish salad. And speedy it is, taking only about fifteen minutes from start to finish, yet it tastes like a long-simmering soup. At first, I thought I was imagining things, but I’ve made it many times since, and that’s just how long it takes. The tiny bit of red curry gives it ample heat; if you’d like a spicier soup, use more, and for a less spicy effect, omit the red curry altogether.

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 to 5 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into short, narrow strips
  • Two 14- to 15-ounce cans light coconut milk
  • 1½ cups rice milk
  • One 16-ounce bag frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons good-quality curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Thai red curry paste, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ cup minced fresh cilantro

Directions

1 Heat the oil in a small soup pot. Add the garlic, the white parts of the scallions, and the bell pepper. Sauté over medium-low heat until softened and golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

2 Add the coconut milk, rice milk, corn, curry powder, and the green parts of the scallions. If using the curry paste, dissolve it in a small amount of water before adding to the soup.

3 Bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat. Cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Season with salt and remove from the heat.

4 Serve, passing around the cilantro for topping.

Variation: If you have more time, this makes a wonderful cold summer soup. Do step 1, but don’t heat after adding the coconut milk and rice milk in step 2. Use 4 to 5 ears lightly cooked fresh corn instead of frozen corn; rinse under cool water and scrape off the kernels. If you’d like, use minced fresh chiles instead of the curry paste. Refrigerate the soup until chilled.

Notes


© 2008 Nava Atlas
 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Calories: 225
Total fat: 12 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 435 mg

 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
  • swhitmansalkin

    09.01.09 Flag comment

    @djscha Rice milk is, simply put, "milk" made from rice (just as soy milk is "milk" made from soy). This recipe is from a vegan cookbook, and rice milk (like soy milk) is a vegan milk alternative. If you eat dairy, I bet this soup would taste great with regular milk, though rice milk does have a particular flavor.

  • djscha

    08.27.09 Flag comment

    I have no idea what 1 1/2 cups rice milk is. Can you help?

 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
rice Rice
by Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Joanne Lamb Hayes
the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
salmon-a-cookbook Salmon: A Cookbook
by Diane Morgan
nancy-silvertons-sandwich-book Nancy Silverton's Sandwich ...
by Nancy Silverton
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
bistro-cooking-at-home-more-than-150-classic-and-contemporary-dishes Bistro Cooking at Home: Mor...
by Gordon Hamersley
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?