If you're needing a really fast hot supper, this is it! It took me 12 minutes from beginning to end.
It's not what I had in mind when I began cooking. When you go to eat Sushi, do you ever eat the hot & sour soup? I love all Asian soups so I had an idea of what I wanted but it metamorphed into something better!
This is not really Hot & Sour Soup...it's more like a combo between Miso & Hot & Sour Soup without the miso (lol). Whatever you want to call it, it's great!
Hot & Sour Soup
5 C water with vegetable bouillon OR 5 C chicken broth
4" piece fresh ginger, peeled & thinly sliced into coins (I used a mandolin.)
1 package of firm tofu cut into small cubes
3 green onions, thinly sliced (white & green parts)
2 C spinach leaves, washed and torn
1 T soy sauce
generous pinch sugar
1 T plus 1 t rice or cider vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar.)
lots of freshly ground black pepper (I also put 3 drops of Young Living's Black Pepper Essential Oil which was heaven to my nose.)
There are other ingredients you can put into this soup, I bet.
Fresh hot pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes
Leftover shredded chicken or pork
Pour the broth into a dutch oven or stock pot along with the ginger and bring to a boil. Adjust heat to a simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the tofu, green onions, spinach, and soy sauce. Cook about 2 minutes. (If using other ingredients like the mushrooms or carrots you might need to increase the time to 20 more min of cooking or until it's heated through.) Season with sugar, vinegar and lots of black pepper.