Posted by: SV | June 23, 2009

Mustard Greens Soup (Canh Cải)

If you live in the South, you are familiar with mustard greens.   This is a Vietnamese twist on mustard green.  This soup has very bright flavor due to the ginger and is great for a light summer meal especially during the work week.  Of course, you have to have rice with this…

Mustard Greens Soup (Canh Ci)

Serves 4-6

½ lb of ground turkey or pork

1 tsp salt

½ tsp crushed black pepper

½ cup diced onion

8 cups of water

1 tsp finely grated ginger

1 lb of mustard greens, washed and roughly cut

2-3 tbsp fish sauce


1.  Heat a large pot pan over medium high heat. Add ground meat, season with salt and pepper and sauté until slightly golden brown.

2.  Add the grated ginger to the meat and sauté for another minute to release the ginger flavor.

3.  Add water and fish sauce and bring to a boil.

4. Add cut mustard greens and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.

5.  Serve with hot rice.



Mustard Greens Soup (Canh Cải), originally uploaded by simpleviet.



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