Pea & Spinach Soup with Coconut Milk

Pea & Spinach Soup with Coconut Milk
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1-½ to 2 lb. peas, shucked (to yield 1-½ to 2 cups)
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 2 Tbs. white basmati rice
  • 4 cups lightly packed coarsely chopped spinach leaves, any thick stems removed
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro; more for garnish
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 large leeks (white parts plus the pale green), quartered and sliced to yield 2 cups (or 2 cups chopped scallions or 2 cups thinly sliced white onion)
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • Freshly ground white pepper
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
    • 7 oz. coconut milk (half a can, or about 1 cup)
    • 4 cups Vegetable Stock or homemade or low-salt chicken broth

Soak the leeks in a bowl of cold water to remove any grit. Meanwhile, in a soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter and stir in the rice. Scoop the leeks from the water, shaking off excess, and add them to the pot along with the curry powder, salt, cilantro, and 1 cup of the stock or broth. Coo...

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