Tip: While nutty and aromatic basmati rice--with its Indian origin--might be more traditional in this soup, delicate and floral jasmine rice works too.
To make ahead: Chop onion, carrots and celery and combine with grated ginger, sliced garlic, spices and salt. Refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker
3 lean protein, 1 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit