This is a very flavorful soup that is a comfort food for my family. The recipe was given to me by my Portuguese mil over 30 yrs ago. Her mother had passed it on to her. This soup is easily stretched to make more servings. The Chorizo gives the broth a good base for adding another can of beans or more pasta or a little water. Soul warming for a cold night, serve with a warm crusty bread. A great next day soup. Freezes well.
I was introduced to this recipe by my SiL, in Calgary, and commented that it really rocked. Keeps well in fridge or freezer, nukes well in the microwave for work lunch, and is pretty solid for "healthiness in eating".
Our favorite sushi place serves this, and it took me a while to learn to make it at home. It's wonderful! You can add all sorts of things to this, and take away the tofu and bean curd, if you'd like (but it's sooo good!)
This quick and easy recipe is so much better than the canned stuff. Great as a first course, or with salad or sandwiches. Of course, you can use it in your favorite recipes, too. To make it thicker, use less stock and/or use heavy cream instead of the half-and-half cream or milk.
Posting this for ZWT 2006 (French, Cajun & Creole region). I absolutely love red beans & rice though I make it my own weird way and when I found this recipe, I had to try it. I played with the spices some as it was rather bland the original way. I serve this kind of gumbo style with a scoop of cooked rice put into the bowls before I add the soup.
I just love a steaming hot bowl of spicy, aromatic Indian Dahl. I served this with Anu's Tangy Lemon Rice with Peanuts, and chapattis. A delicious, nourishing meal. If you prefer not to use ghee or butter, substitute vegetable oil. Add the amount of chile powder as per your own taste - less or more is up to you. If you prefer, you can use Toor dahl or even split and hulled Moong dahl, instead of Masoor dahl.