Umami is one of the 5 recognized flavors of food (sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami). It is a savory taste that can be described as pleasant, brothy, meaty, and mouthwatering.
The best part? Umami flavor could help you feel more satiated (feel fuller) and feel more satisfied after a meal. Try this easy ground turkey and vegetable soup seasoned with liquid aminos for that umami punch.
- 1 lb ground lean ground turkey, cooked
- 1 cup white onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 1/3 cup uncooked basmati rice
- 3 tablespoons liquid aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 cup corn (cut off the cob tastes the best!)
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 cups greens. Either raw spinach (stems removed) OR raw kale (chopped)
- Green onions, sliced (optional for topping)
- Cook turkey in a pan with onion and garlic.
- Combine the following in a medium/large pot: cooked turkey mix, broth, water, uncooked rice, liquid aminos (or soy sauce), sesame oil, carrots, and corn.
- Bring to a simmer then cover with a lid. On medium/low heat simmer until rice is tender (approximately 15 minutes).
- Add frozen peas and greens and cook for 3-5 more minutes on low heat until greens are wilted and peas are thawed.
- Serve with green onion topping.
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