Chorba Recipe

Looking for an easy Chorba recipe? Learn how to make Chorba using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 6 servings



Hearty with chunks of beef or lamb, plenty of vegetables and a bit of pasta, this Moroccan soup gets its rich, golden-orange color from turmeric or saffron.

Recipe Ingredients for Chorba

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 pound bison (or lamb stew meat), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
6 cups low-sodium beef broth
14 ounce diced tomatoes
2 (small) turnips, peeled and diced
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, leaves included, thinly sliced
1 pinch of saffron threads
12 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, plus more leaves for garnish
8 sprigs fresh cilantro, plus more leaves for garnish
1 large zucchini, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 ounces angel hair pasta, (capellini), broken into small pieces (you can also use 1/2 cup orzo)
1 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Chorba

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and turmeric; stir to coat. Add meat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add broth (or water), tomatoes and their juice, turnips, carrots, celery and saffron. Tie parsley and cilantro sprigs together with kitchen string and add to the pot. Bring the soup to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the meat is tender, 45 to 50 minutes.

  2. Stir in zucchini and cook, covered, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook until soft, 4 to 10 minutes, depending on the type of pasta. Discard the parsley and cilantro sprigs. Season with salt (start with 1 teaspoon if you?re using beef broth; add more if you?re using water) and pepper. Serve sprinkled with parsley and/or cilantro leaves, if desired.

Categories

Beef, Pasta, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Main Dish, Moroccan

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 541.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.6g
26%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
623mg
26%
Potassium
803mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
16.9g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
6.3g
Protein
22.2g
Vitamin A 89% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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