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.
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.
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.
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……
”When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”