Quick Fix: Rice Noodle Soup

I love these little packets of rice noodle soups. They are good all on their own, but what I found was that I was looking for something....more. So for a year or so I have been "beefing up" these noodle bowl thingys with extra veggies and it's just super awesome. I wanted to share this because it's a great way to have a healthy, quick lunch or dinner.

And we're all busy and in need of making a little healthy choice that is a no-brainer, right?

Best of all, you can use whatever you have and like in this. So feel free to get creative. I am using some staple veggies, but I also LOVE using baby bok choy or other cabbage, mushrooms, chicken or other meat if I have it, and peppers. Whatever I have.

I love these things! They are less than a dollar in the store, and are a GREAT alternative to Ramen noodles--much healthier and easier for your body to digest. 

One celery heart. 

One carrot.... 

Half an onion. 

Throw them all in the pan and then press a big old clove of garlic in it. 

Add the packets that come in the soup... 

I love some heat, so I throw a dash of cayenne in. 
Let's be honest: I throw a dash of cayenne in, like, everything. 

Now add a cup and a half of water. 

Bring it all to a boil. 

Once it's boiling, add your rice noodles. 
Set your timer for three minutes and let it boil. You may need to reduce the heat a little bit to avoid boiling over. 

Pour it in a boil when it's all done. 
I finished mine off with a little sprinkle of sesame seeds. 

"Bulked Up" Rice Noodle Soup

Time: 12 minutes | Serves 1 | Difficulty: Easy 

You Will Need:

1 package Thai Kitchen instant rice noodle soup
1 1/2 cups water
Assorted vegetables (your choice): carrot, celery heart, 1/2 an onion--cut up 
1 clove garlic, minced
1 dash cayenne pepper 
sesame seeds (optional)


Cut up your veggies and place them in a small saucepan. Put your garlic in as well along with the two packets that come in the soup mix. Add your dash of cayenne pepper. 

Pour 1 and 1/2 cups water over it all. Bring it to a boil. 

Once the soup is boiling, add the rice noodles. Lower heat slightly to avoid boiling over. Allow to boil for 3 minutes. 

Pour the hot soup into a serving bowl. Top with sesame seeds, if desired!  

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