Chinese Greens Soup

Chinese-Greens-SoupThis delicious soup is super simple and makes great use of any variety of greens you have on hand.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic or more, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, grated ginger
  • 10 cups hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 small Napa cabbage heads or large bunches of Asian greens of any type, such as bok choy (about 2 to 3 pounds of cabbage and/or greens total), thinly sliced
  • 12 scallions (with the whites diced and the greens cut in 1-inch lengths)
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or white wine
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Saute ginger and garlic until fragrant for about 1 minute. 

Pour in the stock and add rice. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the rice is just tender. 

Add the cabbage and/or greens, scallions, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Stir in the sherry and sesame oil. Serve hot.

Makes 8 to 12 servings.

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