Thursday, 25 June 2009

Happiness Soup

Claudia Roden says "eating yellow foods will result in laughter and happiness".
I found a glut of yellow courgettes at Berwick Street market, well they had bowls of them for £1,
'Nah, love they're South American bananas' ha ha!
So thought I'd try making Nigella's recipe for Happiness Soup from 'Forever Summer'. I'd already been boiling away a chicken carcass to make stock, so had a yeast free base.

Yellow courgettes - 1 big one
Zest of one (unwaxed!) lemon + juice of half
1 pint homemade chicken stock
Olive oil
1 tsp turmeric
A handful of thai jasmine rice.

Dice the courgettes and soften in the oil, add zest, add the chicken stock and turmeric, throw in rice and lemon juice, put lid on, get highchair out, forget about what you are cooking, come back to rissotto, only it's not rissotto because there was no stirring involved. I caught it just as the rice had absorbed all of the liquid and was nice and fluffy. It was yellow and looked appetising, but it certainly wasn't soup. I ate a bowl next to Erbie as I was feeding him, and he tried some too. He grabbed a handful, put it on his tray and then picked out the courgette bits and ate them. So by the end we were all yellow and happy. My how turmeric stains!


everybodysaysdont said...

Sounds tasty (and yellowey), and hope Erbie is better now.

westendmum said...

Erbie is much better now thanks.

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