Detoxifying Soup for Vata

vata detox soup

This simple, grounding soup makes a satisfying meal for those of the delicate Vata constitution.

  • 1/4 cup basmati rice, rinsed and soaked*
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup greens of your choice (zucchini, leeks, kale, rapini, etc)
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup diced beets
  • 1 tbsp nettle (look in the herb and spice section of your natural food store)
  • 1/8 tbsp cumin
  • 1/8 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp minced fresh ginger root
  • sea salt or rock salt to taste

Bring water to a boil on the stove. Add the rice, vegetables and spices. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer for 60-80 minutes, covered.

Serve as an appetizer or a main course.

Add the salt to taste. Use a hand blender to blend some of the ingredients to the desired texture.

Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy warm or at room temperature.

*Soaking rice is optional but it helps digestability and texture. Soaking time can vary between 30 minutes – 2 hours in advance.

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