Hot and Sour Soup

This Asian inspired flavourful soup, packed with goodness, makes a terrific light meal. For a starter soup, serve in small bowls. If you like it extra spicy, add more sriracha.

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Serves: 4-6

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Ingredients

  • 4 Ontario Baby Bok Choy
  • 4 cups (1 L) no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 cloves Ontario Garlic, minced
  • 2 boneless skinless Ontario Chicken Thighs, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced Ontario Mushrooms
  • 1 cup (250 mL) julienned Ontario Carrots
  • 4 oz (125 g) thin rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Ontario Bean Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sriracha sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 Ontario Egg

Preparation

Cut leafy ends off bok choy, leave small leaves whole and slice larger leaves into bite-size pieces; cut stem ends into slices (keep separate from leaves). Set aside.

In large pot, combine broth, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, ginger and garlic; cover and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, mushrooms, carrots and reserved bok choy stems. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and divide among bowls.

Add bean sprouts, vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha and sesame oil to soup pot; return to boil. In small bowl, stir cornstarch with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of cold water until smooth. Stir into pot and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes, reducing heat if necessary.

In measuring cup, whisk egg; slowly pour in a thin stream around the edge of the pot and stir once or twice to form fine egg threads. Stir in reserved bok choy leaves. Ladle soup over noodles.

TIPS:

One boneless, skinless Ontario Chicken Breast can be substituted for the thighs.

If using shiitake mushrooms be sure to remove and discard stems, slice only caps.

Nutrients per serving

1 Serving (When recipe serves 6):

  • Calories: 190
  • Protein: 13 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 24 grams
  • Fibre: 2 grams
  • Sodium: 590 mg