Lessons > How to Make Starch-Based Thick Soup

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Lesson Overview

Starch-based thick soups are hearty soups that are made by cooking starchy vegetables, legumes or grains together with a liquid. These delicious and healthy soups are appreciated by many cultures around the world.

Common examples are: Italian bean and kale, the classic French leek and potato, Asian congee, Middle Eastern and Indian lentil soups, Mexican black bean soup and the ever-so-comforting split pea and ham. These soups get their thickening power from the natural starch within the vegetable or legume.

In this lesson, you will learn about starch-based thick soups and how to make them. You will also learn how to adjust their texture and how to finish and serve them. By knowing just a few simple techniques, you will see just how easy it is to create any type of thick and hearty soup.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • define a starch-based thick soup
  • list the components of a starch-based thick soup
  • make a starch-based thick soup
  • vary the texture of a starch-based thick soup
  • finish & serve a starch-based thick soup

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Make Starch-Based Thick Soup 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. What are Starch-Based Thick Soups? 1 min
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4. Starch-Based Thick Soup Components 3 mins
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5. Starting a Starch-Based Thick Soup 3 mins
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6. Texture of Starch-Based Thick Soups 2 mins
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7. Finishing Starch-Based Thick Soups 2 mins
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8. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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9. Lesson Quiz 5 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 5 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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