For a flavorful soup, this recipe is super speedy: it comes together in about 20 minutes total. A creamy coconut milk and chicken broth base is cut with green curry paste and fragrant chopped lemongrass. You’re actually enjoying lemongrass two ways because it’s an ingredient in curry paste as well. Right when all of the flavors have melded together, you add a handful of thin rice noodles. They cook instantly in the simmering broth and add satisfying substance. Fresh chile and opal basil add a final layer of flavor before serving (but regular Genovese basil works if that’s what you can find).

Paige Grandjean
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low. Add lemongrass, and cook, whisking often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Whisk in coconut milk, chicken broth, curry paste, and lime juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high, and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes.

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  • Divide noodles evenly among 4 bowls. Ladle curry broth over noodles, and top with chili slices, basil, and red onion.

Nutrition Facts

336.8 calories; fat 24.8g; saturated fat 19.1g; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 3.6g; sugars 1.7g; cholesterolmg; sodium 980.8mg.