Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Chicken vegetable soup

My toddler loves to eat with soup. Once in 2 days, I have to make a new soup for him.
When I cook for him, I have to make sure the food contains all the vitamins he needs to grow to be a healthy child. He loves broccoli and potato but he does not really like carrots but when the carrot is cooked inside a soup, he will just eat it because normally since the carrot in the soup is soft, I will mash the carrot and mix it with the rest of soup ingredients and feed him. He won’t be able to see the carrot anymore.

900 ml water
4 pieces chicken wings
1 potatoes (big potato) – if the potato is small then you can use 2-3 potatoes.
1 big fat carrot.
7 pieces of broccoli cuts
1 tomato – cut into 4 pieces
1 big onion (bawang Bombay)
2 stalks spring onion
2 stalks small celery
Some shallots – cut thinly and fried to garnish the soup.
Salt and white pepper to taste – not too salty please. Too much salt is not good at all.

To make:

  1. Bring to boil the water in the pot. While waiting for the water to boil, wash the chicken wings thoroughly, put aside. Peel the potato skin then dice the potato (to dice the potato the quickest way: cut the potato into half vertically, then cut each half into another half vertically then cut into smaller squares horizontally). Peel the carrot skin then dice the carrot the same way as you dice the potato.
  2. When the water is boiled, put the chicken wings into the pot and boil until the chicken wings are cooked.
  3. While waiting, cut the broccoli into 7 pieces or just enough to put into the soup. Peel the onion skin and dice the same way as you dice the potato. Wash the spring onion and dice about 2 cm-long. Wash the celery and cut small about 1 cm-long.
  4. When the chicken is cooked, put the carrots and boil until it softens a little bit, then put the potatoes and onion into the soup and boil until the potatoes soften.
    Then put the broccoli cuts, spring onion, and celery and boil everything until everything is soft and cooked.
  5. Once everything is cooked, before you switch off your stove, put the tomatoes in and give a pinch of salt and pepper to taste the soup. Stir for a while. Garnish with fried shallots.
  6. That’s all. It’s a very simple, tasty and healthy soup for everyone in the family.

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