I didn’t think to take a picture of the soup I made yesterday, but I though I could write a few words anyway. I have a rice cooker now, and I really like making soup in it. I generally just throw ingredients into it and let them simmer until it stops, and so far, it’s gone very well. I use the measure that comes with it, not sure how much that actually is. So this isn’t a recipe, really, but more of an idea.
Coconut curry lentil soup
- Chop half an onion, two cloves of garlic, and some ginger.
- Sauté in rice cooker with some oil, curry powder, a sprinkling of nutmeg and cinnamon
- add a sliced carrot
- add a measure of red lentils and stir
- add a small can of coconut milk (one of those mini ones)
- add a stock cube, try to break it apart
- add 2-3 measures of water
- stir now and then
- let simmer until it seems done/the rice cooker turns off, check seasoning and add more curry/salt/pepper/cayenne if necessary.
It turns into a creamy, yellow/orange fragrant and thick soup. Zero effort. And it’s very forgiving in terms of measurements etc. Just add more water if it seems to dry/thick.