The weather in Singapore is quite cranky these days - for a moment it can be blazing hot, then the next moment it can be raining cats and dogs. Coupled with the feasting of heaty fruits like durian (because it is the durian season now), we will definitely need something nutritious to keep ourselves healthy!
So today I'm sharing this easy, nutritious and tasty soup that I drink growing up - the ABC soup!
Why call it the ABC soup?
One reason may be because making it is as easy as ABC - just dump everything in a pot and cook together! Another reason could be because it contains vitamins A (carrot), B6 and C (onion and potato).
I love this one-pot soup because it contains meat, vegetables and carbohydrates - the potatoes are enough to fill me! I'm sharing my mom's version today, which consists of only 4 key ingredients - pork ribs, potatoes, carrots and onions. I've seen other recipes that have corn, tomatoes etc added inside but because we don't like to eat them when we were young, so in order not to waste food, my mom didn't bother adding them in. You can of course add them in if you have these vegetables at home!
I've seen quite a few foodies sharing their version of ABC soup for Little Thumbs Up - what's your version? :)
1) Boil the pork ribs in some water.
2) The scum and dirt and everything gross will be out!
3) Rinse and place in a new pot of clean water.
4) Chop some vegetables while water comes to a boil.
5) When water has boiled, add in onion.
6) And carrot and potatoes!
Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until tender. Serve!
I'm submitting this to Little Thumbs Up (July 2014 Event: Potato) - organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by me! Do hop over HERE to see the linkup!