I have to admit that Twitter is often my go-to place when I have absolutely no idea what to make for dinner. It’s also the place to go when I want to get inspired about cooking. Or even to find great foodies to chat it up with and oogle food porn together.
(Speaking of Twitter, are you following me yet?)
This idea came from the fabulous Susan. You see, she shared a link for a loverly and simple Asian inspired noodle soup. Admittedly, I added it to the list with a small amount of hesitation. But, I was game.
Thank goodness I did. I was so tired when I got back from the grocery store that it was the only thing on the list that sounded appealing. You can’t go wrong with a meal that takes 20 minutes from start to finish.
Added bonus: The Hubster was massively impressed with how fancy the dish looked. I’m sure it helped that I have some pretty awesome bowls courtesy of My Pops. He’s the resident potter (get it?) in the family.
Vegetarian Hot Pot
- 5 1/4 cups vegetable broth or stock
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 3 cloves garlic crushed and peeled
- 2 tsp safflower oil
- 2 large carrots peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup snow peas sliced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 3 1/2 ounces half package of rice sticks or Mai Fun Noodles
- 6 tsp brown rice vinegar
- 2 tbs tamari or soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Combine broth, ginger, and garlic in a medium to large pot. Heat on high, and bring broth to a simmer.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes. Discard garlic.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and saute onions for approximately 3-5 minutes, or until translucent.
Add carrots and snow peas, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Add veggies and rice sticks to the broth and cook over medium to medium-low heat for another 3 minutes.
Stir in rice vinegar, sesame oil, and tamari.
Serve in large bowls and slurp it up. Note: You might need chopsticks and a spoon. It's that kind of fancy.