• 2L soup base – read the recipe
  • 1 cup white rice – rinsed with water
  • 500g Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2-3 garlic cloves- crushed
  • 20g fresh mint – finely chopped
  • salt and pepper – to taste



  1. To the simmering soup base on a low-medium heat, add rinsed white rice and cover for 20mins for the rice to cook.
  1. In a separate bowl add Greek style yoghurt and  plain flour then mix together. Once the flour is mixed well into the yoghurt, season with salt and pepper then add crushed garlic cloves and mix again.
  1. When the rice has fully cooked, pour the yoghurt mixture into the soup and mix well as the mixture thickens the soup quickly.
  2. Finally add chopped mint leaves and mix into the soup. Taste and balance accordingly. Once the soup is ready, serve with a garnish of whole mint leaves, a lime squeeze and bread.



  • Oats can be used in equal amount instead of rice to thicken the soup.
  • Thyme, rosemary and sage can be used instead of mint.
  • Dried mint can be used instead of fresh mint
  • Using 1 teaspoon garlic powder instead of crushed garlic for a subtle garlic taste



  • Mix the flour, yoghurt and 2-3 cloves of garlic with a hand blender for a smooth mixture.
  • Greek style yoghurt is used for its dense creaminess which complements this soup and other Sudanese recipes.