Rice Noodles In Turkey Soup

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Delicious rice noodles in turkey soup

Delicious rice noodles in turkey soup

It has been cold and nothing is more welcoming than something hot.  It would actually feel so good just to hide under my thick, cosy duvet and dream away….about my food…haha. I thought it would be just perfect to prepare a very simple, yet delicious, warming lunch. I decided to cook Rice Noodles In Turkey Soup, topped with a big piece of char siu chicken and green leafy bok choy. My children were greatly delighted and ate a big portion. They loved it very much. This is a very typical Oriental dish. Here’s my recipe to share. It’s enough for 3 persons.

Ingredients A
1 roasted turkey drumstick
2 big carrots (peeled and grated)
some Japanese seaweed (wakame)
fried shallot oil
half a packet of rice noodles
3 pieces of char siu chicken
some bok choy.

Ingredients B (seasoning)
Some chicken stock granules
Some light soya sauce
Some pepper powder

Making roasted turkey drumsticks is very easy.  I always bake 2 or 4 at a time. Turkey drumsticks are cheap and a very good choice for making soup. Just marinade them with salt and leave aside for at least 30 minutes. Bake them at 200 degrees Celsius for about an hour. They make a very quick and easy meal, especially great for soup. You can add in other vegetables too but this is just the usual simple one that I use.

Grated carrots and turkey for soup base

Grated carrots and turkey for soup base

Japanese seaweed or wakame

Japanese seaweed or wakame

Cut the meat off the turkey drumstick into big pieces. Break the drumstick into 2 if you can. I used the back of my cleaver to break it. Put everything into a big pot. Add in the grated carrots. Pour in enough water and let it boil for about an hour. Then add in some Japanese seaweed or wakame and let it boil for a little more while. Add some chicken stock powder and light soya sauce to season. This is a very lovely soup base for any noodles. This soup is more than enough for making 3 bowls of the noodles. I always make more to keep for the next meal.

Rice noodles

Rice noodles

Boil the noodles for about 8 minutes. Test for doneness. Add 1-2 tablespoons of fried shallot oil to the noodles to prevent them from sticking together. Blanch the bok choy in boiling water. Dish it up.

To serve, place some noodles in a bowl and add the soup. Then add some bok choy, a piece of char siu chicken, some fried shallots and also some fried shallot oil. You can add some pepper powder too if you like. Serve it hot. It’s very delicious.

You will notice that I often use char siu chicken in noodle dishes. It just adds great flavour and look to the dish. It is also very convenient. It is very easy to make char siu chicken. Click here to learn the fastest way to make it.

Other noodle recipes that you may be interested:
Delicious Malaysian Fried Noodles (Part 2)
Easy Soba Noodles For Dinner
A Fast, Easy Chinese Meal Of Baked Salmon And Noodles
Fast And Easy Egg Noodle Soup
Making Hand-pulled Noodles
Hand-pulled Noodles And Char Siu Chicken Soup
Dry Noodles With Char Siu Chicken And Vegetables

Quote of the day……

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Helen Keller

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Divina  on October 28th, 2009

I want to have some of these now. I can only make these with chicken. Turkey is quite expensive because from not local. But chicken is great too with these.

pegasuslegend  on October 28th, 2009

looking delicious as always! :)

Mary  on October 28th, 2009

@Divina - Yes, chicken will be great too, even anchovy soup which is even better. It always fascinates me that wings and drumsticks are cheap in the west while more expensive in the east. It’s good for me :o)

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much. You are always so encouraging.

Katherine  on October 28th, 2009

It looks nice and hearty Mary. I just adore turkey especially when its nice and moist.

3hungrytummies  on October 28th, 2009

That looks so good Mary, turkey is not very popular here might just use some roast duck from the shop :)

lululu  on October 28th, 2009

your noodle just reminded me of a good bowl of noodle with roast goose which i had in hk.
yours with turkey looks totally the same in terms of delicious-ness!

Mary  on October 28th, 2009

@Katherine - Thanks for comment. The turkey drumsticks here are very tender and delicious. Just very glad that they are not that expensive.

@3hungrytummies - Roast duck would be just as good. I love roast duck. I have yet to learn how to make that.

@lululu - I wonder how roast goose taste like. I have never tasted it yet. I’m sure it tastes very delicious. Hope to try one day.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on October 28th, 2009

Ha, I always have rice noodles in soup in whatever seasons, hot or cold.
Your rice noodles soup is very healthy and looks yummy.
I just love the noodles in any yummy soup and will slurp heartily. ^0^

Debbie  on October 28th, 2009

Bokchoy is one of my favorite veggies although I never thought about using it in a soup. It looks really yummy! I love soups and will give this one a try soon.

Karine  on October 28th, 2009

This seems to be a great comfort dish!

Stacy  on October 29th, 2009

This looks so yummy and comforting! Turkey and bok choy would be a new combo for me and I bet it is great!

Mary  on October 29th, 2009

@Christine - Thanks for sharing with me the love for noodles and soup. We are really Oriental… :o)

@Debbie - Thanks for comment. Bok Choy is very easy to use. I use it in many dishes. I love the dark green colour. It gives such a brightness to an otherwise dull or plain coloured dish.

@Karine - Agree with you that this is a real comfort dish…..just all in one bowl….and everyone enjoys it.

@Stacy - I love to use turkey to make soup. 1 drumstick for 1 pot of soup. It’s just very simple and easy. The soup is very tasty.

kristy  on October 30th, 2009

Honey, this is so inviting Oooo…! I want a bowl too. hmm…mm…

Mary  on October 30th, 2009

@Kristy - come and I’ll cook a lot for u!

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