I usually make this Thai-inspired soup in the slow cooker but you can make it on the stove as well. It's a delicious alternative to the 'normal' winter warmer veg soup with a twist. You can serve it to a family with thick consistency as a meal along with naan bread or crusty loaf (my kids ages 2-11 love it!) or serve it to grown up friends along with a glass of wine! I think it's a very versatile and delicious dish.
You can use noodles instead of the rice.
The soup tastes just as good without the chilli or the lemongrass if your kids don't like these flavours. You could always add the chilli later on once the children have had their portion.
This dish can be frozen but do so before adding the cooked prawns or leftover roast meat.
ive been looking for something like this for a while now. The cold weather is upon us and ill be making this in the next couple of days. Thanks cheekym - 26 Oct 2010
I followed this recipe to every detail,but sorry to say I found it so sweet it was indistinguishable between a savoury or a dessert and I am sorry to say it went in the bin, if I had a choice I would not award it any stars however if someone does attempt this recipe I would suggest cutting down drastically on sweet potatoes. - 22 Jan 2015
Tasted fine but way too much sweet potato so makes a very thick soup. Think 2 large sweet potatoes more than enough. - 11 Mar 2018