Quick Coconut Soup


Submitted by Nomad – Good soup, nice spice.  I altered this Quick Coconut Soup recipe from an old Cooking Light magazine, very easy.  I am not a big cilantro fan, so I don’t always have it on hand.  I used fresh basil instead and it was fantastic!

Special Diet Notes: Quick Coconut Soup

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, soy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and nut-free.

Quick Coconut Soup
Recipe inspired by Cooking Light.
  • 2 teaspoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ t grated lime rind (optional)
  • ¼ t chile paste with garlic
  • 3 oz medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk (or skim the cream off of regular coconut milk and use the lighter liquid)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1.5 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro (basil maybe)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • ⅓ cup hot cooked basmati rice
  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a med saucepan, and bring mix to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 min.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in coconut milk, onions, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Spoon rice into a soup bowl, ladle soup over rice.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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