Dinner Tonight: March 14, 2018
Archive »Cambodian Chicken Rice Soup
One person closes his eyes and tries to remember details asked by the others at the table: Color of the walls? What shirt is Dad wearing?
What does it mean to be compassionate?
Serve the basic soup to everyone. Then invite each member of your family to customize his or her own soup, adding mushrooms, garlic, lime, scallions and chili pepper flakes as desired. It’s like making your own sundae!
3 Tbsp. fish sauce (available in Asian section of most supermarkets)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. shitake or any mushrooms
1 cup bean sprouts
A bunch of scallions, white parts, thinly sliced
Chili pepper flakes
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the chicken.
While the chicken is cooking, rinse the rice.
Sauté 2 garlic cloves for a few seconds in a large sauce pan, and add the rice, stirring often for about 5 minutes. When done, throw in with the chicken.
After the chicken has cooked for about 25 minutes, take it out and set aside, leaving the rice to cook more. When the rice has been cooking for about 15 minutes, add the fish sauce, sugar and salt. Continue cooking for another 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop the remaining garlic and sauté it in the oil, then place in a small bowl.
Sauté the mushrooms for a few minutes until tender and place them in another small bowl.
Put the bean sprouts, the lime wedges and the scallions in their own bowls. Bring all the bowls to the table.