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Quick and Easy Noodle Bowl Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes  Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 12 coriander seeds
  • 12 cumin seeds
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 sprigs mint
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lime wedge, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 oz thin rice noodles (rice vermicelli)
  • 6 oz  matchstick-cut uncooked snow peas (2 cups/500 mL)
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut uncooked carrots

Directions

  1. Combine broth,soy sauce,coriander,cumin,cloves,2 mint sprigs,cinnamon,4 lime wedges and chicken,in large saucepan. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Cover and simmer until chicken is fully cooked – about 15 minutes,stirring occasionally. Remove chicken,slice and keep warm.
  3. Strain broth to remove seasoning pieces and return broth to saucepan. Heat to a boil. Cook noodles in broth for 2 minutes,to soften and loosen.
  4. Divide noodles among 4 noodle or soup bowls and top each with portion of chicken and vegetables. Pour hot broth immediately over each bowlful. Garnish with lime wedge and mint leaf.

Recipe tips

  • For a great alternative to chicken,replace it with shrimp or firm tofu. Since shrimp cooks quickly,add it later on in the simmer time so that it will be just cooked at the end of the 15 minute simmer.
  • An equal amount of other fresh,thinly-cut vegetables works well here,too. Be creative and let the season guide you. If using bean sprouts,precook them well.

Spicy Asian Beef & Snow Pea Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 lb grilling steak
  • 1 cup whole baby carrots, cut into thin strips
  • 4 oz fresh snow peas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 box Beef Broth
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce,
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice or Chinese-style noodles, cooked without salt

Spicy Asian Beef & Snow Pea Soup Recipe

Directions

  1. Spray a 12″ (30 cm) skillet with cooking oil spray. Heat over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add beef and cook until beef is well browned,stirring often. Remove beef from skillet with slotted spoon.
  2. Add carrots,peas,onion,garlic and ginger to skillet. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  3. Stir broth,soy sauce,red pepper flakes into skillet. Heat to a boil. Return beef to skillet and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon 1/3 cup (75 mL) rice into each of 6 serving bowls. Divide soup mixture among bowls.

Recipe tips

For a change of pace from regular rice,give jasmine rice a try. This type of rice,from Thailand,is aromatic and has a unique nut-like flavour.

Layered Asian Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Asian Sesame Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce)
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 4 cups loosely packed chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup snow peas, sliced diagonally
  • 2 carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Layered Asian Salad Recipe

Directions

  1. Whisk dressing, peanut butter and Sriracha sauce until blended; spread onto bottom of clear 2.5-L bowl.
  2. Cover with layers of remaining ingredients.
  3. Toss salad with dressing mixture just before serving.