It may be 90 degrees outside, but in a few months the Ohio winter is sure to hit me HARD. It's never too early to dream (or dread) about that first snowfall, and that includes thinking of how you'll stay warm. I stay warm with this spicy noodle soup.
Last winter, I was obsessed with throwing together quick noodle soups with whatever I had in the fridge.
I had a pretty simple equation with heated broth or stock (homemade or store bought, using whatever you have on hand is key). Next I'd make some rice noodles and throw them in the broth.
Adding veggies makes it healthy, right? So I add whatever leafy green veggie I have on hand. Usually that ends up being kale.
Now for toppings - here's where the spice comes in. I add chili oil or sriracha for a kick. I like to garnish with peanuts and cilantro or Italian parsley for extra flavor.
This "no recipe" recipe is a great formula to keep you warm during the cold months, keep this bookmarked because in a few months you just might need it!
Spicy Noodle Soup Equation
- quality stock - veggie, beef, or chicken, homemade or store bought
- quality rice noodles (you can find them at a local Asian grocery store or on Amazon)
- a leafy green veggies (I like kale because it cooks down nicely in the broth)
- spice - chili oil or sriracha to give some added flavor
- toppings - cilantro, Italian parsley, chopped peanuts add awesome flavor to this dish
Heat your broth in a large pot. You want to warm the broth until it comes to a simmer. Next, add your noodles to the broth and cook for a few minutes until they're done to your liking. Take the noddles out and keep separate so they don't expand too much.
Next, add your veggies and let them cook down. Turn off the heat and add the broth + veggies to a bowl and add your rice noddles. Add your spicy element and toppings to your liking. Enjoy your spicy noodle soup!