Khobiza is a green goddess soup made from fried garlic, mallow, cilantro, and homemade chicken broth. It's similar to mulukhiyah.
- 8 cups chicken stock or duck stock
- 8 cups khobiza leaves removed OR 4 cups baby spinach and 4 cups additional swiss chard
- 4 cups swiss chard (roughly chopped)
- 3 cups cilantro (roughly chopped)
- 1.5 cups cooked rice (3/4 cups dry rice cooked ahead of time)
- 14 garlic cloves minced finely
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1.5 tbsp ground coriander
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the Khobiza Puree
- Take the leaves off of the khobiza plant. Wash the leaves very well.
- Wash and roughly chop the cilantro and swiss chard.
- In a large pot, boil 10 cups of water. Add the washed khobiza leaves, swiss chard, and roughly chopped cilantro. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Drain the cooked khobiza, swiss chard, and cilantro. Using a food processor, blend into a puree.
Make the Khobiza Green Goddess Soup
- Add the chicken broth, khobiza puree, and cooked rice into a pot. Boil on high uncovered for about 7 to 10 minutes.
- In a separate nonstick skillet, add 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic. Cook until the garlic starts to become a light to medium brown color. Add the ground coriander and stir the garlic.
- Once the khobiza soup has finished cooking, add the fried garlic on top. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- If khobiza is not available, substitute equal parts swiss chard and baby spinach leaves.
- Khobiza puree can be frozen.
- Category: Soup
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Egyptian
- Serving Size: 2 cups
- Calories: 212 calories
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 840 mg
- Fat: 6 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 29 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 11 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: khobiza, khobayza, mallow recipe, green goddess soup