Friday, January 6, 2012

Make Ahead Meals: Pork and Ginger Noodle Soup and Pork Fried Rice

We love a good soup in this house and boy is this a good soup!  I had never worked with rice noodles before and the directions are very helpful.  All of the ingredients are work well together and create a very "Asian" style flavor.  If you don't like bok choy, you can always replace it with a different green or take it out completely.  If you've never tried it, I highly recommend it especially if you can track down the baby bok choy that the recipe calls for.  It cooks out to a really beautiful bright green color and is not quite as bitter as full bok choy.  If you like spinach, definitely try it.  I have made this and other soups like it before and subbed in spinach as well as salad greens which work wonderfully.  Unless of course all you have is iceberg lettuce.  Then just skipped the greens!  If you've never used hot chili oil before, use it sparingly at first and add more to taste as that is a flavor that sneaks up on you!  Enjoy this delicious soup with something else with an Asian flavor such as the Make Ahead Pork Fried Rice.  This recipe is fantastic.  Unbelievable fast and easy especially if you have the rice and pork already prepared.  This is the best fried rice I have ever had and I can't wait to make it again!

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