It’s Secret Recipe Club time again. This go-round I spent a serious amount of time debating what to make from Food Ramblings. Do I go with the chicken, spinach and almond pasta bake? Or the guacamole mac & cheese (guacamole mac & cheese!). Ultimately, I decided on a recipe that used my favorite flavor combination: coconut curry.
This coconut curry soup with chicken and orzo is basically a tricked-out version of chicken noodle soup. When it comes to soup, that classic combined with coconut curry seemed like the best of both worlds. And it was. I loved the flavor and appreciated the use of vegetables. I do not eat nearly enough vegetables, so I am always trying to find ways to incorporate them into the soup, pasta, pizza, and omelettes I tend to cook up.
I also like that this recipe took me out of my ingredient comfort zone, requiring me to buy both curry paste and fish sauce. I do not know why I have waited so long to incorporate curry paste into my cooking. I love the heat and flavor it adds to the foods I like. The fish sauce I could take or leave, but the curry paste I will definitely keep around.
You will find plenty more unique recipes to enjoy at Food Ramblings. I always like knowing what prompted someone to start their blog; Elizabeth started hers as a way to stay accountable to some health and cooking goals. Fortunately for us, she kept blogging so we could enjoy the recipes she shares. I have enjoyed checking in on her blog for some time now, so it was fun to finally have an opportunity to share one of her recipes via SRC. Enjoy!
- ½ cup orzo
- 2 cans light coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons green Thai curry paste
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 frozen package frozen stir-fry vegetables
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 1 lime, juiced
- Cook orzo according to instructions on package, and then set aside.
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, whisk together the coconut milk and the curry paste until smooth.
- Stir in the chicken broth, fish sauce, frozen vegetables and shredded chicken.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low until frozen vegetables are cooked through.
- Stir in the cooked orzo and the lime juice. Serve warm.