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Monday, December 10, 2012

Tofu & Noodle Soup

It's only December and I have made this delicious soup four times already! It is so yummy, I can't help but crave it!

Such an easy recipe, full of veggies, protein packed tofu and rice noodles, this soup is what I call, COMFORT FOOD! 



  • 2 oz thin rice noodles (about 1 cup) 
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil 
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp siracha or hot sauce 
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced thin
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 6 cups stock - I use veggie
  • 8 oz firm tofu, drained & diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled & thinly sliced - I used my Thrive product, see my Thrive post 
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced julienne - I used my Thrive product, see my Thrive post 
  • 1 zucchini, diced into small pieces 
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onion stalks, thinly sliced 
 (grated ginger & one of my favorite wines from TJs - Rabbit Trick)


  1. Check your rice noodle directions - some may need to soak before placing in soup. I love the noodles from Trader Joe's. You can find them in the refrigerator section by the tofu. No soaking needed, just pop them in! 
  2. Prepare all veggies & tofu 
  3. In large saucepan/pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion until clear, do not burn or caramelize. Add ginger and garlic, saute for about 2 minutes, do not burn. 
  4. Add stock, soy sauce, Siracha, rice vinegar & bring to a boil. 
  5. Add tofu & all veggies & noodles; simmer, uncovered for about ten minutes or so. 
  6. TASTE YOUR SOUP BEFORE SERVING - add salt, pepper, more soy sauce, rice vinegar, Siracha, whatever your tastebuds like. 
  7. Add green onions
  8. SERVE! 
(finished product simmering...wish you could smell it)

Scrumptious one-pot meal that will surely satisfy all in the family! Let me know how it goes for you!!


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    1. You're welcome! Keep following for more yummy recipes like this! Thank you for your comment.

  2. UPDATE! This last batch I made I added two eggs for extra protein.

    Crack two eggs and stir until mixed in a bowl.
    Slowly add & stir constantly after the veggies and the egg should shred in the soup.