Recipe source: The Incredible Egg 
We love this Japanese inspired soba, baby bok choy and poached egg soup. Many soba noodles are gluten free, high in protein and rich in thiamin. Bok choy is a powerhouse vegetable with a wealth of vitamins C, A, and K, and excellent sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and iron. And eggs are the least expensive source of high-quality protein. This recipe is nutritious, low in calories, and can be prepared in 25 minutes.
Soba Noodle & Bok Choy Soup with Poached Eggs
|6 cups||vegetable broth|
|1-inch||piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced|
|2||cloves garlic, smashed|
|2 tsp.||fish sauce|
|4||baby bok choy, quartered|
|1||red Thai chili pepper, thinly sliced|
|1 tbsp.||white vinegar|
|10 oz.||cooked soba noodles|
|1 tbsp.||toasted sesame seeds|
|1/4 tsp.||salt and pepper|
Yields: 4 servings
- IN SAUCEPAN set over medium heat, COMBINE vegetable broth, ginger, garlic and fish sauce until boiling. REDUCE heat and simmer for 10 minutes; ADD bok choy and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. ADD chili pepper; KEEP hot.
- MEANWHILE, in saucepan set over medium heat, POUR in enough water to come three inches up the side; ADD vinegar and BRING to simmer over medium-high heat.
- CRACK eggs into small dish; SLIDE, one at a time, into simmering water. COOK for 3 to 4 minutes or until desired doneness. REMOVEwith slotted spoon; blot on paper towels.
- DIVIDE soba noodles among bowls.
- LADLE hot broth and bok choy into bowls; TOP with poached eggs and sesame seeds. SEASON with salt and pepper.
Serve with Sriracha or hot sauce if desired.
Replace soba noodles with cooked udon or rice noodles.
Replace vegetable broth with chicken broth if desired.
Per serving: per 1/4 of recipe
Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 185 mg
Sodium: 1970 mg
Carbohydrate: 26 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 5 g
Protein: 14 g