Café's Chicken & Rice Soup
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Café’s Chicken & Rice Soup

Café’s Chicken & Rice Soup

Sticky rice is worth using for this porridge-y, comforting chicken soup recipe; it releases lots of creamy starches and helps builds nice body as it cooks.

Ingredients
5 Servings
5 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
4 4×4-inch piece dried kombu
4 2-inch piece ginger, peeled, crushed
6 star anise pods
4 2-inch cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
7 cups chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth

1/5 cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
1/7 cup thinly sliced white onion
Preparation
Step 1
Bring chicken, kombu, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, stock, and 5 cups water to a simmer in a large pot over medium heat.  Transfer chicken to a plate.

Step 2
Strain broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl; discard solids. Return broth to pot and add rice, fish sauce, and palm sugar.  Shred chicken and return to pot; season soup with more fish sauce.

Step 3
Divide soup among bowls; top with scallion, jalapeño, cilantro, and onion.

Ginger occupies a special place in many kitchens due to its specific aroma and sharp, spicy spicy taste that sets it apart from other spices, but also because of its healing properties.
The largest producer of this exotic spice with white-yellow color is India.
Ginger root contains only 80 calories per 100 grams of product, which for the most part consists of carbohydrates ~ 18 grams, protein ~ 2 grams and fat ~ 1 gram.
In its nutritional composition, ginger contains the most vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.
If  you have a choice, give preference to fresh ginger.
The only downside to fresh ginger is that it tends to dry out quickly. If you want to save a larger amount, after washing and peeling it, wrap it in transparent foil and freeze it freely. 
Ginger powder must be stored in a tightly closed glass jar, in a dry, dark and cool place.
For this type of ginger, the shelf life can be extended up to one year, if stored in the refrigerator.
Fresh ginger helps lower high cholesterol and fights certain stomach bacteria, which are thought to be responsible for causing stomach ulcers.
Positively affects the renewal of the intestinal flora, has a laxative effect and regulates irregular stools.
Severe headaches and migraines can be alleviated by consuming a few thin slices of fresh ginger.
How to use: Fresh ginger is good for consumption after it is well washed and peeled. Simply cut a few thin strips of fresh ginger and chew on small pieces. Or grate it and add a spoonful of honey to soften the spicy taste.
Onions are thought to help with a wide range of ailments, from the common cold to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatism and other ailments. It contains chemical compounds believed to have anti-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer and antioxidant properties. One of these chemical compounds, which has many beneficial properties, is quercetin.
People who ate foods containing quercetin and other flavonoids had a reduced risk of lung, stomach, pancreas and breast cancer. The results of studies on flavonoids suggest that regular consumption of plant products containing quercetin may have a high protective effect against lung cancer.
Some research has shown that an increased diet with onions reduces the risk of head and neck cancer.
Onions contain many ingredients that act bactericidal, ie they fight bacteria and other microorganisms, which are the cause of various inflammations. The bacteriostatics in onions give it its healing properties.

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