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If you can't find fresh lemongrass, substitute strips of rind from one-half to one whole lemon. Serve as a side dish with stir-fried tofu and rice.

Alexandra Jamieson
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007


Credit: Randy Mayor; Leigh Anne Ross

Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)


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  • Cut corn kernels from ears of corn; set aside. Reserve cobs.

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Cut each cob into 3 pieces. Add cobs, 4 cups water, and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Strain broth through a colander into a bowl; discard solids. Add corn kernels, juice, and salt to broth; stir to blend. Return soup to pan; simmer 5 minutes or until hot. Garnish with lime and jalapeño slices, if desired.


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Nutrition Facts

97 calories; calories from fat 18%; fat 1.9g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 2.6g; iron 0.6mg; sodium 300mg; calcium 4mg.