Rice Noodle Soup: Fast and Fresh


7 oz. dried vermicelli rice noodles

1 Tbs. coconut or sesame oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup sliced mushrooms

1 thinly sliced red bell pepper

1/4 tsp. white or black pepper (if possible use white gives it a great taste)

6 cups vegetable broth, organic, low-sodium is best

4 oz. diced tofu

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced, for garnish

Lime wedges, for garnish


Cook noodles according to package. Add oil to a large pot and place over med/high heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until softened. Add mushrooms, red pepper, black or white pepper, broth and tofu. Cook over a low boil for 5 min. Divide the noodles among 6 soup bowls. Add soup into each bowl and then top with cilantro and jalapeño slices. Serve with a lime wedge!

 Servings: 4