Avah’s Sopita-Alphabet Soup
Avah’s Sopita (Alphabet Soup) brings back many child memories. Growing up my Mother made Sopita de Letras, Sopa de Caracol, Fideo and Sopa de Estrellitas, just to name a few. Many of us can remember having sopita as a kid, especially when we had a stomach flu or came down from a cold. A comfort food for many and a baby’s first food. Now I have the honor to pass this recipe on to my little one, who loves it! This recipe is not only for children, adults love it too! it can be serve as a side dish. Add beans and top it of with sour cream for a main dish. A homemade recipe that is not easily found in a kid’s menu of a Mexican restaurant.
- 1 Cup of dry Alphabet pasta
- 3 cups of water
- 3 Roma tomatoes
- 1 quarter of an onion
- 1 Garlic clove
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of Tomato Bouillon (caldo de tomate)
- 1/2 packet of Mi Arroz rice seasoning mix
Heat up 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a saucepan.
Add the pasta and saute until pasta turns a light golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and remove any excess oil by using a metal strainer. Set pasta aside allowing to cool down.
Add tomatoes, garlic clove and a quart of an onion to a blender with enough water to start blending. For this recipe we will only be using about half of the puree mixture.
Turn heat back up and slowly add in the puree mixture, mixing evenly with the pasta.
Add 3 cups of water.
Add Mi Arroz seasoning and tomato bouillon. You can substitute Mi Arroz with salt and garlic powder.
Once your soup boils, taste the tomato broth: season with more salt, if necessary. Cover saucepan and reduce heat to low. Let soup simmer until all liquid has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Your Ready to Serve and Enjoy.