Here is a warm, comforting dish that is also in line with my Minimize Gas & Bloating Diet and the Maintenance Diet from my book, Listen To Your Gut. This Chinese noodle soup recipe is great because it is versatile – you can use egg noodles, or gluten-free brown rice vermicelli, and use whatever broth you prefer as a base (beef, chicken, or vegetable).
This recipe is also compatible with the Reduce Diarrhea Diet.
In line with all of the Diets, it’s best if you can use certified organic ingredients for this and all recipes. I personally like to use a homemade chicken or veggie broth base and add mushrooms, seaweed, and carrots, but you can add or omit any of the optional ingredients to cater to your taste!
CHINESE NOODLE SOUP
1 cup Chinese egg noodles or gluten-free brown rice vermicelli
Water to boil them in + 1 tsp olive or coconut oil
2 cups chicken, beef or vegetable broth
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger (or a few slices of fresh)
2-3 tbsp soy sauce (to taste)
Optional ingredients: nearly cooked zucchini, or carrots, mushrooms, seaweed, water chestnuts, baby corn, cooked diced chicken, cooked strips of beef, scallops, cubed fish etc.
*You can use organic canned or store-bought broth for this recipe, but as I’ve said before, it will not have the same flavor or nutrients as homemade! If you don’t want to make the broths yourself, you can substitute filtered water with an organic vegetable, chicken or beef bouillon cube dissolved in it (Healthy Harvest is the brand I use). Use one organic bouillon cube for every 2-3 cups of water. This is much better than using packaged store-bought broths, which often add oil, or thickeners.
- Add noodles to boiling water and 1 teaspoon olive or coconut oil and cook for 2 minutes.
- Drain noodles and rinse under cold water.
- Add noodles to simmering broth, sesame oil, spices, soy sauce, and whichever optional
ingredients you prefer.
- Cook for 5 minutes and serve in bowls with spoon and chopsticks.
This serves 2.
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In good health!
P.S. Read about the health benefits of broths here.