Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger

Rice Noodle Soup

Living in Vietnam convinced me that noodle soups should not be confined to a particular time of day.  For breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time, or any time at all, a good bowl of soup is never something to turn down when a person is hungry.  Lately, this simplified version of Vietnamese chicken hu tieu has been my go-to option.  This soup is easy, delicious, and requires just a few simple ingredients.  Six to be exact.

Ingredients:

Chicken broth (I prefer homemade)

Rice vermicelli noodles

Cooked shredded chicken

Fresh ginger, grated, to taste

Fish sauce, to taste

Spring onions, chopped

Directions:

  1. Bring broth and ginger to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add desired amounts of chicken and rice noodles.  Cook for 2 minutes or until noodles have softened.
  3. Add fish sauce and top with chopped green onions.

Notes:  It is best not to let the noodles sit in the warm broth too long.  If in doubt, or if you plan on storing leftovers, soften the noodles in boiling water, toss with a small amount of oil to prevent sticking, and keep noodles separate from the broth until closer to serving time.

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