According to CNN, the real life "soup nazi" featured in the famous Seinfeld episode is reopening his soup stand. I read that he had closed it because of possible franchise opportunities.
There's no need to wait in line for hours and risk getting yelled at. You can make Kramer's favorite soup at home, in your pajamas, in your very own slow cooker. And it's easy. I assumed there would be a ton of ingredients, be difficult to assemble, and too much work to want to make often.
I love it when I'm wrong.
2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (frozen is okay)
1 cup peeled and chopped apple (mine were fuji)
1 cup chopped carrots
1 (15-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried minced onion flake
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons curry
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup long grain white rice (to add later)
Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Put the chicken thighs into the bottom of your cooker, and add apple, carrots, the whole can of tomatoes, onion flakes, and raisins. Then add the lemon juice, spices, and broth. Stir to mix the spices.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. If you'd like, shred the chicken with two big forks, and stir in the uncooked rice. Flip to high for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender. If you live in a high altitude, the rice will take longer and you might want to consider using instant or already cooked rice---it's up to you.
Ladle into soup bowls.
Gosh this is good. The curry and nutmeg pairs so nicely with the sweetness of the raisins and the apple. The end result is sweet but still savory, and my kids LICKED THEIR BOWLS. My dad loves this soup, and I'm so happy to be able to make it now whenever he'd like. The ingredients are pretty much pantry staples in our house, which is a total bonus.
I'm not a good counting calories or points person, but this has got to be pretty light. If you'd like the nutrition breakdown, many of my readers love the free counter at sparkspeople.com.
Good choice, Kramer! I can see why this soup is your favorite.
more yummy soups:
African Peanut Soup
Albondigas (meatball) Soup
Coconut Curry Soup
Restaurant Tomato Soup
Jamaican Pumpkin Soup
Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup