Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2011

Mushroom soup with rice noodles and deep fried tofu

Today I came back from work and husband was already at home: he cought a cold  (poor him).  Best thing  to do when suffering from a cold is to have lots of hot liquid.
So I switched dinner plans and decided to make a very quick (15 minutes only) soup out of my fridge.

Mushroom soup

Rice noddles

I took:
 1 cup frozen mixed wild mushrooms  (must buy more, they are so very convinient)
1 bunch enoki mushrooms
6 frozen lotus root slices
4 chinese flower broccoli stems, leaves and flowers and small parts of stems only
1 garlic glove
2 spring onions, trimmed, sliced
4 twigs green coriander, leaves only
1 scoop miso
dashi instant stock
100 g thick  rice noodles
100 g firm tofu cut in rectangles
1 tablespoon corn starch
chili flakes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 sip sake

Heat 1 1/2 l dashi stock. Add fozen mushrooms, frozen lotus roots, roughly chopped broccoli leaves and flowerbuds, garlic in slices and bring to boil. Cook 6 minutes on medium  high heat. When broccoli is done, dissolve miso with a little broth and stir in. Add chopped coriander leaves, spring onion slices, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and a sip of sake and enoki mushrooms - just pluck the bunch in smaller bunches after cutting of the firm base - adjust seasoning to your liking (salt..). Keep warm on very low heat.  Meanwhile cook rice noodles (follwing instructions on the wrapping they have to cook 10 minutes) .
Pad and squeeze tofu dry with paper towel and cut in pieces, toss pieces in starch, heat oil in a pan and deep fry the tofu until golden. Remove excess oil from tofu while padding with paper towels,  season with soy sauce, chili, salt, roasted sesame
First add noodles into your bowls, add soup, top with some tofu.

This is no recipe from somewhere - it is just something I thought would taste good and it did!!!


Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

The rice noodles look delicious! You may think it's strange, but rice noodles are much less popular in Japan than wheat flour noodles (udon, hiyamugi, and somen) and buckwheat noodles (soba).

You can never go wrong with miso! (laugh)

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

Japanese don't eat rice noodles that much? This is really strange. More and more people here have to face health problems concerning wheat gluten. They are really happy about rice noodles.

My rice noodles are from a chinese brand. Very yummy.

Yes, miso does magic.

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

For one thing, we like to have rice as it is, in grain form, and for another, domestic rice noodles are expensive!!

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

400 g dried rice noodles 1,29 Euro. This is not expensive. They are rather cheap compared to other noodles/pasta types in Germany.