Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup


A delicious sweet and spicy soup perfect on a cold winter night. Best served with a loaf of crusty bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
12 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh ginger root

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • 6 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 Thai chile peppers

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon grass

  • 1 tablespoon Thai pepper garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon saffron

  • ¾ cup plain yogurt

  • fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Bring the rice and water to a boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the onion, garlic, ginger, and carrots 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in broccoli, red bell pepper, coconut milk, broth, wine, fish sauce, soy sauce, Thai chile peppers, lemon grass, garlic sauce, and saffron. Simmer 25 minutes.

  3. Pour soup in batches into a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy. Return to the pot, and mix in yogurt and cooked rice. Top with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 749mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 69mg 347%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 342mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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