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Moroccan Semolina Soup with Milk, Anise Seeds, and Honey

Moroccan Semolina Soup with Milk, Anise Seeds, and Honey

Wendy E. Boles

"This simple Moroccan soup is easy to prepare and can be served in the evening or as a breakfast porridge. Serve warm, garnished with cinnamon, with honey for sweetening on the side."
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25 m servings 257 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 850 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and stir in semolina and salt. Simmer gently, stirring frequently, until semolina is tender and mixture is very thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in milk, butter, and anise seed; simmer until soup reaches desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir milk, butter, and anise seed into soup; simmer until soup reaches desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute fennel seeds for anise seeds if desired.
  • The soup will thicken as it cools. Stir in additional water to thin the soup when reheating.

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This has a great flavor combination with the spice and length of simmering the semolina. I did not add any honey or other sweetener cuz it had its own sweet taste! I briefly thought about not ...

Threw in 2 star anise once the water started to boil, only added 2 cups of milk and was adding sugar until my boyfriend told me that this wasn't supposed to have any. I first thought it was sup...

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