While some soups rely on hours and hours of simmering, these quick and easy recipes can create a warming meal in just 45 minutes. Flavor-boosting ingredients like fire-roasted tomatoes, curry powder, and fresh produce add layers of zest to these recipes without taking a lot of time. Packed with wholesome foods like whole grains, legumes, and lean meats, these soups are sure to keep you fueled through the cooler months.
Chicken soup soothes the soul (not a scientific fact yet, but it may as well be). Here we infuse the broth with fragrant curry paste, fresh ginger, and cilantro to wake up the senses. If you’re looking to clear congestion, add a few slices of fresh jalapeño to the stock mixture while it simmers. Remember to sauté the chicken just until no longer pink, otherwise the pieces may become tough in the finished soup.
The original recipe uses shredded chicken, but you can sub that with leftover turkey. For convenience, we call for precooked wild rice; if you can't find it, you can substitute 2 cups of your own cooked wild rice or a package of precooked brown rice.
Cooking Indian dishes at home doesn't have to take hours. Unsalted ketchup is a secret ingredient that adds just the right balance of tomato sweetness and vinegar tang. Serve with lime wedges and toasted naan bread.