Sesame Corn Quinoa Egg Drop Soup Recipe:
If you haven’t included Quinoa in your diet please buy a packet soon and start experimenting with it. As a grain, it has no rival for its nutritional value — not only does it have the highest and most complete protein profile of all grains, it has more calcium than milk and is a very good source of lysine, iron, phosphorus, B vitamins and vitamin E. Today i have made this very simple soup for you and i am sure this will convince you to experiment with this grain more. This soup is rich, creamy & comforting loaded with protein, iron and fiber from quinoa, sesame and eggs !
Serves: 2 people
Cooked quinoa: ½ cup
Ginger: grated 1 tsp
Garlic: minced: 1 tsp
Spring onion: 2 finely chopped
Spring onion green part: 2, chopped finely
Carrot: ½ finely chopped
Sweet corn kernels: 1 cup. Divide into two parts. Blitz one part in a blender, just enough to break them.
Water: 2 cups (veg or chicken stock works best)
Soya sauce: 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Crushed pepper: 1 tbsp
Corn flour: 1 tbsp
Butter/olive oil: 2 tbsp
Sesame seeds: 1 tbsp (lightly toast the sesame seeds until golden brown. Keep aside)
Sesame oil (optional): 1 tsp
Heat butter in a saucepan. Add ginger, garlic, spring onion white, saute for a minute.
Now add the carrots, corn kernels (the part which you did not break in the blender), cooked quinoa and sauté for 5-6 minutes on low-medium heat. When the veggies and quinoa begin to turn brown, add 2 cups of water, salt, crushed pepper and cook them on medium heat for 5-6 minutes more.
Add the soya sauce, the cornflour mixture and let the soup cook for another 2 minutes. You will see the soup has thickened a bit because of the cornflour.
Whisk the egg in another bowl, and add it to the soup. But make sure the heat is low, also continue stirring the soup with one hand while use the other hand to add in the whisked egg. The egg drop will make strands in the soup, the soup is almost done. Add in the chopped green onions. Ladle the soup into serving bowls, top with the toasted sesame seeds and a drizzle of sesame oil.