Yup, this amazing soup is cooked in 20 minutes in my Philips All-in-One cooker, my current obsession. I can cook everything in it!! I love the saute function, and I always saute or brown my ingredients before using the ‘pressure cook’ mode. I save more than half the time using this as compared to using a traditional stove-top pot. Just yesterday, I cooked oyster sauce chicken with carrot and potatoes in 15 minutes. The meat was fall-off-the-bone! What a life-saver this is. I did a short introduction to the all-in-one cooker recently. Click here to read.
Back to the recipe. This is a super versatile soup/stew which I like to make in a large batch and freeze.
The thing I love about this recipe is that it can completely be customised. Although I meal-prep, I don’t have to eat the same meal every day. I can jazz up this dish every day with different ingredients – an egg today, some fish slices tomorrow, or a handful of cabbage the next. These pictures show the creamy soup version. I use my hand-held blender to blend the vegetables into this consistency at the end of cooking. If you prefer a chunkier soup, you don’t have to blend the entire pot. Maybe half the pot or a bit more?
It’s hard to believe, but ALL of these ingredients are blended into the soup:
I didn’t use flour to thicken the soup because there’s no need to. The potatoes and beans are starchy enough to make this really creamy and satisfying.
I’m gonna let you in on my secret ingredient: I add a tablespoon of garlic/ginger paste into this. Yes the Hainanese Chicken Rice paste. I choose one without preservatives, but to be honest, one tablespoon in a giant pot of goodness won’t kill you. You can use any brand from any supermarket. I think it really adds oomph to this dish! Alternatively, you can use grated ginger.
Ready to give this one-pot wonder a try? Let’s go!