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Asian Noodle Soup

Tofu and rice noodles make this Asian-inspired soup a meal in itself, and a kick of hot sauce will keep you extra warm on cold winter nights.

Serves: 4
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Adjust the heat in this hearty noodle soup by adding more or less hot sauce. The fresh lime and ginger bring pops of flavor to this incredible pot.

Serves 4

What you need:

 

8 ounces rice noodles
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
5 cups vegetable broth or water
3/4 cup seitan or extra-firm tofu, cut into 2-inch x 1/4-inch strips
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons Asian hot sauce
3 scallions, minced
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

What you do:

  1. In a pot of boiling water, cook noodles until tender. Drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion, cover, and cook 5 minutes to soften. Stir in garlic and ginger and cook 30 seconds. Stir in hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in seitan, reserved noodles, rice vinegar, and hot sauce, and simmer 5 minutes to heat through and develop the flavors. To serve, ladle into bowls and top each serving with scallions, bean sprouts, and cilantro. Serve hot.

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