Estrellita Soup

Let’s start off with one of the simplest soup recipes I know. This recipe brings back memories of home. Meals and soups so warm, filling and delicious that they become favorite family recipes. This particular soup is called “Sopa de Estrellitas” (Tiny Star Soup) because my mom used to make it using tiny star noodles. I’ve changed it a little bit, by using Orzo noodles instead, because they are more filling. You can use either type of noodle, but be aware that the tiny stars cook faster. If you’re looking for a fast, simple and inexpensive soup recipe that’s filling and tasty, try this one! Here is how to cook star soup:

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups of Water
  • 1/2 – 1 Chicken-Flavored Soup Cube/Bouillon (flavor to taste)
  • 1/2 Cup Uncooked Orzo Noodles
  • 1 Small Soup Pot (1 or 2 quarts)
Cooking Star Soup

Method

  1. Fill a small soup pot with water.
  2. Add 1/2 soup cube, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the cube.
  3. Add Orzo noodles, stirring occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the pot and each other.
  4. Reduce heat to Medium.
  5. Taste the broth (Be careful, it will be HOT!), and add more soup cube or salt to taste.
  6. Continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!
Star Soup served with Cheese

Cooking Tips

  • As the soup cooks, you will notice the consistency becoming thicker.
  • You may add small amounts of water as you are making the soup, if you prefer a ratio of more broth to ingredients.
  • The cooked noodles should be soft throughout, not crunchy or hard. Continue cooking, adding one minute at a time, if needed.
  • Add a little grated romano-parmesan cheese on top for a pinch of extra flavor.

If you liked this recipe for Estrellita Soup please check out The Soupstache for even more great soup recipes!

Thanks for reading this guest post, I will be back in a few days with tales from Vancouver!

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