Saturday, May 29, 2010

Food for Friends

This time in Food for Friends, I will give you the recipe of a filling chicken soup that is full of antioxidants!

Short version for you who don't know what antioxidants are: Oxidation is a reaction in the body wich can damage cells. The antioxidants protects the cells and can prevent cancer and coronary heart diseases. Read more here (Wiki in English) and here (Nyfiken Vital in Swedish).

It's perfect if you have some friends coming over and you can just substitute the chicken and vegetables for things you have at home. The soup is quite spicy and can increase your fat metabolism, so with other words; a super soup!

Spicy chicken soup
(for ~3persons depending on how hungry you are)

½ onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp oil
1 big chicken fillet
2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger (you can probably use powder aswell)
3 tbsp sweet thai chili sauce (or 1 tsp sambal oelek)
5 dl water
1,5 boullion cube
2 dl canned coconut milk
100 g brown rice
1 red pepper
~70-80 g broccoli

Cook the rice in a casserole of its own. Chop the onions and fry them in the oil in a pot.
Chop the chicken in pieces small enough so they can be eaten with a spoon but not too small so they get dry. Put them in the pot and fry them for some minutes.
Put ginger, thai sauce, water, boullion and coconut milk in the pot and stir. Let it boil/simmer for 15min.
While you are waiting, chop the pepper and broccoli (or some other vegetables).
Mix in the vegetables and the rice. Taste. Eat :)

Not only does it taste super delicious but you can almost feel how good it is for you!
*Red peppers contains not only antioxidants but they are also one of the vegetables containing the most vitamin C. Futher they consist of vitamin B6 and fibre.
*Ginger is one of the spices that contain the most antioxidants, and if you look on numbers of antioxidants per gram it is the food that conatins the most. It can also be slightly anti-inflammatory.
*Broccoli contains a lot vitamin C, K, A and fibre. There are also vitamin B6, B2, E, B1, B3, zinc, potassium, magnesium and iron.

The recipe is originally from here (in Swedish).

Have a lot of ginger and/or coconut milk over after making the soup that you don't know what to do with?
-Put sliced ginger in your water together with a little lemon for a fresh summer drink.
-Replace ordinary milk in other recipes like pancakes or scones for some coconut-flavour.


Kelly said...

I made this tonight and it was WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Viktoria said...

Hey! Glad you liked it :) It's quite easy, some chopping and then just mix it :)