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Broccoli-Shirataki Noodle Soup

This Vietnamese-style soup is made in the microwave using a single bowl. Shirataki noodles have only 20 calories per serving and can be found in the refrigerated tofu section of Asian stores and large supermarkets.



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2 large limes
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1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
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6 green onions, divided
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4 stems cilantro, divided
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1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
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2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
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¾ cup sliced mushrooms
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¾ cup baby carrots, halved
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½ red bell pepper, chopped (about ½ cup)
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1 8-oz. bag fettucine-style tofu shirataki noodles, rinsed
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2 cups broccoli florets (about 6 oz.)
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¼ tsp. chile sauce, such as Sriracha, optional


1. Zest one lime with vegetable peeler. Combine zest, broth and 1 1/2 cups water in large microwave-safe bowl. Coarsely chop 4 green onions, and add to liquid along with 3 stems cilantro, ginger and garlic. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and heat in microwave on high power 10 minutes. Let stand 1 minute. Remove plastic wrap, and strain broth, discarding onion-cilantro mixture.

2. Return broth to bowl, and add mushrooms, carrots and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap, and heat on high power 5 minutes. Let stand 1 minute.

3. Cut noodles into shorter strands with scissors. Add noodles to broth, and top with broccoli. Cover, and heat 3 minutes more. Chop remaining 2 green onions, and pluck sprigs from remaining cilantro stem. Cut remaining lime into wedges. Stir chopped green onions and chile sauce, if desired, into soup. Ladle into bowls, and garnish with cilantro sprigs and lime wedges.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
1 g
Saturated Fat: 
22 g
354 mg
7 g
6 g
2 servings

Comments on this Recipe

Love this recipe - the broth is incredibly flavorful and you can mix and match veggies as you like. It's a great end of the week, use up the bits and pieces of veggies leftover recipe

this looks wonderful; i just bought all the ingredients... however, i dont have a microwave. i suppose i should have read prep. before hand...however i never considered a soup without one.

I sauteed the ginger, garlic, green onions first before throwing them in the broth to give extra flavor. I also did the whole thing on the stove and steamed the carrots and broccoli while the broth was being prepared. It cut down on cooking time as well.

It looks delicious but shirataki - ugh! I could forgive the fishy smell (that fades after rinsing), but the rubberband texture was too much for me. Maybe I'll try it with udon or soba noodles.

Are you kidding - telling people to put it in the microwave with plastic wrap ? ? ? Plastic should never be used in the microwave.

This was just ok. I had lots of left overs but didn't finish them all because I didn't like it enough.