Cooking – Asian Pork Noodle Soup

Jun 8, 2014 by

Apparently I’m having an obsession with soup, not sure what my problem is and no I am not pregnant. There’s just something quite comforting about a nice warm bowl of soup on a cozy couch. We live a drive away from anything and always said that when we move here we’ll just need to learn how to cook because things aren’t just a take-out order away.

We had some rice noodles from my FIL for another soup dish that we didn’t get to enjoy and I’ve been wanting to cook them. If you’ve ever had to cook rice noodles, they are a bear – really it deserves its own post but I’ll let you know how to do it below. I also had some bok choy I was planning on using for stir fry but never got around to it so before it went bad, might as well make some soup!


2 tsp chopped garlic
3/4 Tb Cumin – I love cumin so some of you may want to add less
1/2 tsp Red Pepper
1/2 tsp Ginger
Olive Oil
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1/2 lb mild sausage (about 3 links uncased)
2 large bok choy chopped thick
1 1/2 tsp Fish sauce
2 1/2 Tb Soy sauce
4 C chicken stock
2 C water
1 package rice noodles – 14 oz

Husband said it was restaurant quality soup and that his dad (best soup maker on the planet) would be proud. Most awesome compliment ever.



Combine spices in a bowl: garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, red pepper, ginger.


Mix your meat with the spices.  Brown it in a pan with some olive oil.


Brown meat with a bit of olive oil.

browned meat

Add stock and water. Bring to a boil for about 10 minutes. In the meantime cook the noodles.


Add bok choy, fish sauce and soy sauce. Simmer until bok choy is tender.


Add cooked noodles to to the bowl, the ladle cooked soup over the noodles.

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How to cook rice noodles.

Boil water, place noodles in another bowl / pot.


When water begins to boil, pour over rice noodles to cover (off of heat).


Stir and check every few minutes, make sure the noodle do not overcook so they don’t get mushy.


When noodles are tender drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Add to your meal according to the recipe.

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