Spinach and Water Chestnuts in Chicken Broth
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Recipe type: Chinese Soup
Cuisine: Chinese Soup
Serves: 6
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic, finely diced
  • ½ fresh white onion, finely chopped
  • 6 bunches of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 10 fresh water chestnuts, peeled
  1. Finely chop both onions and garlic
  2. In your soup pot, add a teaspoon of cooking oil and fry garlic and onions until the onions are caramelized
  3. Throw in the chopped spinach and cook for another 5 minutes while continuously stirring
  4. Add in chicken broth and water
  5. Boil on medium for another 10 minutes (or until boiling)
  6. Remove from heat and using a hand blender, blend the soup until it runs smooth
  7. In a pot of hot water, boil the peeled water chestnuts for 5 minutes
  8. When ready, remove and finely chop the water chesnuts
  9. Sprinkle the water chestnuts on top of the soup and serve!
Any Benefits
This soup is extremely high in iron, calcium and antioxidants (that help kill free radicals and slow down the sign of aging).
It's suitable for the whole family.
It's an easy and quick soup that you can whip up in less than half an hour.

Any Precautions
Be sure to thoroughly wash the Spinach.
Not recommended for those with gout to take in large portions as Spinach contributes to gout.
Recipe by The Chinese Soup Lady & Chinese Soup Recipes at http://www.thechinesesouplady.com/spinach-and-water-chestnuts-in-chicken-broth/