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Asian Rice Noodle and Shrimp Soup

This Asian-inspired soup features thin rice noodles, shrimp, ginger, and fresh vegetables.

Health OCTOBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes: 4 servings (Serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
  • Cook time:17 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces thin rice noodles
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 ounces sliced shitake mushroom
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) boxed low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cup grated carrots (about 1 cup)
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and cut into 4 (1/4-inch) coins
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 20 shrimp)
  • 2 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; remove pan from heat. Add noodles; let soak just until tender (about 8 minutes). Drain the noodles in a colander; rinse. Toss the noodles and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a large bowl; set aside.

2. Add canola oil to pan; sautémushrooms over medium heat, stirring until soft and golden (about 2–3 minutes). Add broth, carrots, and ginger; simmer 5 minutes. Add shrimp; simmer until shrimp is cooked through (about 2 minutes). Stir in scallions, lime juice, soy sauce, and half of herbs.

3. Divide noodles among 4 serving bowls; ladle soup over noodles. Sprinkle soup with remaining herbs; drizzle each with the remaining sesame oil.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 518mg
  • Calcium: 39mg
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