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Rice Noodle Green Onion Soup

A delightfully simple Japanese soup that warms and nourishes your whole being! Who knew such flavor could be so easy to create!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 2-4

Dry weight: 3-4 ounce thin, rice noodles, cook as directed
3 cups water
1/8 cup bonito flakes (or 1 tablespoon fish sauce). This can be left out if vegetarian.
1⁄4 cup tamari
1⁄4 cup Mirin
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1⁄4 cup sliced bamboo shoot
Optional 1⁄4 cup sliced water chestnuts
Optional 1⁄2 to 1 tablespoon grated ginger
Optional 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red chili
1/8 cup chopped green onion

Soak the rice noodles (or cook as directed), strain and set aside.

Mix all of the rest of the ingredients, except green onion, together and simmer for 10 minutes.

Put the noodles into separate bowls, pour the broth over the top; top the soup with green onions and serve hot with chopsticks!

Coconut Lime Noodle Soup

A fantastic recipe and a perfect dinner solution after a long day of hard work! This 15 minute recipe was inspired by a traditional Thai soup. And true to its culture, this is a simple recipe with few ingredients and yet abundant with flavor!

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 2-4

Dry weight: 3-4 ounce thin, rice noodles, cook as directed
1, 14 or 15 ounce can of coconut milk
2 cups water
1/8 cup gluten/wheat free tamari
1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
2 to 3 tablespoons agave syrup or honey
1, 15 ounce can of straw mushrooms or 2 cup chopped shitake mushrooms
1⁄2 cup sliced bamboo shoots
1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro

1. Cook the noodles as directed and set them aside.
2. Heat all the ingredients, except the cilantro, in a medium sized sauce-pan to
a simmer. Let the ingredients simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the cilantro and then
turn off the heat.
3. Portion the noodles into bowls and pour the soup over the top. Serve hot with
chopsticks and a spoon! This is also excellent with chicken or shrimp and
with or without the noodles.