Enjoying a delicious bowl of Golden Spiced Noodle Soup is just like getting a big hug from your mom. Filled the brim with gluten free Thai rice vermicelli noodles snuggled in a bath of nourishing bone broth, aromatics and anti-inflammatory turmeric. Less than 15 minutes and dinner is ready!
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Every 1st Tuesday of every month All That’s Jas and Healthy World Cuisine team up to bring you 2 new delicious noodle recipes from around the world. Be sure to check out Jas' Pasta alla Norcina with Easy Home Sausage and Mushrooms. Please stop by and say hello and PIN to your favorite noodle dishes. We are in our 6th month of rocking it out with noodle dishes from around the world so please join in on the fun. You do not even leave the comfort of your kitchen to enjoy a new destination around the world as we bring the world to you. So far we have visited Italy, Philippines, Japan, Greece, America, Poland, Thailand and the Mediterranean. We are also interested in the noodle dishes you are making for your family so please use the hashtag #noodleswithoutborders when you share on social media and Instagram. We love seeing what you are making. Don’t worry all photos are accepted, even flip phones. (smiling)
Rice Vermicelli Noodles are the perfect SLURPING Noodle
Have you ever tried rice vermicelli noodles? You have no idea on what you have been missing. These noodles are super quick to prepare, are gluten-free and have this fun slurping quality that makes them irresistible. We have used rice vermicelli noodles for this recipe but feel free to substitute pad thai noodles, ramen noodles, Chinese egg noodles or any noodles you desire. The only change will be the cooking time and the amount of broth added to cook the noodles.
Do you Need a LOW CARB option?
If you want to go low carb/keto then feel free to try exchanging the rice vermicelli noodles with the shirataki noodles or make your own zucchini zoodles. If we are doing the low carb thing, we love adding tofu to the soup. At the very end of the cooking process, we beat and egg and then drizzle to egg into the soup while it is simmering to give it extra protein and a thicker texture.
Do you need a Vegan Option?
No worries, just exchange the chicken bone broth with either vegetable broth or mushroom broth. Adding in a few sliced shiitake mushrooms in also delicious.
Gut Health is an Important Element to Post Holiday Recovery
Are you feeling completely drained, exhausted and not quite fitting into those skinny jeans after the holidays? We totally get that. We have seriously overindulged over this holiday on feasts and drinks and lack of sleep and now we need to recover and bring our bodies back into balance. Golden Spiced Noodle Soup is a gentle and relaxing way to get your body back to baseline. Sipping on bone broth is a great way to get your gut health back where it needs to be. After a month of abusing your body and your digestive system, a quick review of our Feed your Spleen:Nourish Your Body with Meal Planning is just what you need.
Bone Broth is Key to Repair and Restoration
Bone broth is made with chicken bones that contain nutrients some which support immune function, decrease inflammation and oxidative stress and can help heal leaky gut. The broth contains amino acids, collagens, gelatin and minerals. Plain bone broth is well----just plain and BORING. Once you add the aromatics, spices, noodles and vegetables, you have a delicious meal. If you like nourishing low carb meals you may be interested in our Simple Spicy Thai Hot Pot.
We love Substitutions...
As you can see the additions, exchanges and substitutions are endless. We used bok choy as we had that veggie in our crisper. Golden Spiced Noodle Soup is also delicious with spinach, green onions and many other quick cooking green leafy veggies. Frozen veggies work great too.
7 Good Reasons to Add Turmeric to your Golden Spiced Noodle Soup
The only item that is not substitutable is turmeric. We used ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric but you can also use 1 tablespoon of grated fresh turmeric. Turmeric has a beautiful golden color and has many health benefits. This spice can ward off Alzheimer's disease, cancer prevention, reduces the risks of heart attacks and strokes, combats inflammatory diseases, helps fight off cold and flu, helps indigestion and weight loss and helps diabetics. That is 7 good reasons to add it to your soup. Turmeric is a warming and aromatic spice with slight bitter undertones and is also used extensively in Southeast Asian and Middle-Eastern cuisines. If you like the healing effects of turmeric, you may enjoy our Easy Spiced Golden Milk or our Turmeric Vegetable Medley
My Kitchen is Yellow - HELP...!
The most important thing is to keep the turmeric off your hands, clothes and counter tops. Unless you want an unusual yellow tied dyed shirt, you should really take note to this warning. If grating fresh turmeric, wear gloves or you will look like you're a 5 pack a day heavy smoker with nicotine stains on your fingertips. However, this beautiful yellow color is what makes this spice a colorful addition to your cooking. If you do happen to get a little turmeric on your countertops or cutting board, a little bleach water will usually take the stain right out.
The Secret to Delicious Noodles
Rice vermicelli noodles expand when they cook and emit a little rice flour into the soup broth for a nice thick and rich consistency broth. Rice vermicelli noodles always come in these packages with 2-4 bunches of noodles in a pack. As you are only going to use half a package to serve 4 people, be sure to separate the noodles over a large bowl or cutting board as the little noodles break off everywhere and make a huge mess. Rice vermicelli noodles cook really fast in about 2 minutes and are gluten-free, egg free and lactose free.
Why You Need Golden Spiced Noodle Soup in your Meal Plan this Week...
Today we are having what they call a "monsoon". It is just more wind, rain and dampness. It is the perfect day for a hot steamy fragrant bowl of soothing and delicious Golden Spiced Noodle Soup with lots of ginger, garlic, turmeric, vermicelli rice noodles and bok choy. We originally posted this recipe in October of 2013 and updated her today to give her a fresh set of photos and more details to the recipe.
When it is cold and damp outside, your body craves to be nurtured and loved. Golden Spiced Noodle Soup is like getting a big warm hug from your mom. The soup is fragrant like mom's apron after a day of baking. These soup noodles are soft and silky like your mom's skin. Golden Spiced Noodle Soups broth is like getting gentle pat or rub on the back as it soothes all your worries away. Hugs from our mom cannot be replaced. However, if you need a hug to get you through the day a delicious bowl of this Northern Thai inspired soup recipe is the very closest you can get to the real deal.
Accessible Ingredients for Golden Spiced Noodle Soup
Northern Thai Recipes are generally milder, salty and sour but rarely sweet compared to Southern Thai Recipes that are spicy, salty, sweet and sour. We know it is difficult to gather all the ingredients for Asian recipes. Therefore, we have only used a handful of ingredients that you can find at a normal run of the mill Western food market. You can exchange the rice vermicelli noodles with any noodles your little heart desires.
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Golden Spiced Noodle Soup
- 1 tablespoon Light flavored oil
- 2-3 shallots
peeled and chopped
- 1 clove garlic
peeled and chopped
- 1 inch ginger
knob peeled and grated or ½ teaspoon ground dried
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
ground or 1 tablespoon fresh grated
- 7 cups chicken bone broth or vegetable or mushroom broth -gluten-free
- 4 oz vermicelli rice noodles
- salt and pepper
to taste (white or black pepper)
- 1 cup bok choy
- egg optional
- Place canola oil or light flavored oil into pot. On a medium-high heat add your shallots, garlic, ginger and ground turmeric. Cook until lightly aromatic.
- Add your gluten free chicken bone broth or vegetable broth to the pan and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a gentle boil. Add your vermicelli rice noodles. Do not overcook as they only take about two minutes and then they will be aldente. Your vermicelli rice noodles will absorb some the broth and expand so adjust the amount of broth to the amount of noodles added, depending on your package size. (If you decide to use a different type of noodles, you may have to increase the amount of broth and cooking time to time specified on the package)
- Add your bok choy, and any other items you like such as tofu or egg. (If you choose to add an egg you can do this 3 ways. You can add the beaten egg at the end so your broth is thick and rich. You can add it whole at the end and make like a poached egg or maybe you want to fry your egg separately and add on the top at the end.
- Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve your golden spiced noodle soup hot and steamy.
Eva Taylor says
Soup is definitely on my mind Bam and must say that this one is a beauty. Tumerick is a very potent spice and I'm not necessarily used to it in such quantities, but I do love saffron (mine is from Morroco and a small batch from Turkey) so I will be quite excited to give this colourful recipe a try. I'll have to make it when hubby is away for lunch as I'm sure it wouldn't be a hit with him. I always have your ingredients on hand too, so it's perfect! A warming soup during our chilly autumn weather is just what the doctor ordered!
This is my kinda soup! Looks gorgeous! Love soup on rainy days especially 🙂
Soup tastes even better on rainy days! This looks perfect 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Those are some beautiful golden noodles! And yum to the saffron!
Looks lovely for a rainy day! And I love reading your post, so informative!
Sandra - The Foodie Affair says
This looks very comforting!! I would love to snuggle on my couch with a blanket and this bowl of soup!
Tandy | Lavender and Lime says
what am amazing colour! Friends of ours have just got back from HK and she told me they were there during the typhoon - she said it is like our windy days here 🙂
Healthy World Cuisine says
Hi there Tandy! We were very lucky this year as Typhoon Usagi did not make a direct hit to HK so we just had lots of wind and rain. Last year we had a level 10 typhoon and every tree was down as far as I could see. I am glad that was not the case when your friends were on holiday in HK. Take Care, BAM
wok with ray says
The turmeric and saffron definitely gave this soup a beautiful-vibrant color. You made me hungry once again. I hope you are having a wonderful week, Bam. :).
[email protected] at Marina says
Funny you should say about turmeric as I am typing with hands all stained in turmeric after I rubbed a chicken with my turmeric rub. 🙂 Oh rain, we have it plenty in Seattle. And I think the weather people are really care too much about adjective to describe the weather in the city that has 200 rainy day per year... But you are exactly right that on rainy day the best therapy is a bowl of good soup. Now that I have access to more oriental ingredients I will definitely make this soup. Thanks for the recipe! Missed you all this time I was away from blogging... Glad to "see" you again.
Conor Bofin says
Lovely looking soup BAM. I cooked a risotto Milanese the other evening. The risotto should be flavoured and coloured with saffron. I did sneak in some turmeric to heighten the colour a bit too. It was delicious, so I know how your lovely bowl of noodles tasted.
Don't tell on me!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
I started adding turmeric to everything since I learned it was so good for me! I agree, noodles in broth are one of the most comforting things to eat. And don't get me started on the unpredictable weather... Lovely soup for a rainy day!
Norma Chang says
Your beautiful bowl of soup is making me very hungry. Love the golden/yellow color of the noodles and soup. Enjoying gorgeous fall weather in New York, could use some rain though. Glad to learn that you and your family were not affected by typhoon Usagi.
I am waiting for cold weather so that I could enjoy your soup recipe! Here in California, when we have "monsoonal" weather, it usually means hot and humid ... rain in some areas ... not exactly the same as Hong Kong 😉
That soup does look like just what the doctor ordered - I think I need to have some on hand. I just found out what you mean about the turmeric though - I'd never used it before & when I looked at my hands I thought I'd developed some weird skin disease. The price of saffron here is unbelievable - I wonder if you get a better price on it in Hong Kong, but the last little bit that I bought was like buying a brick of gold.
MMMmmm, looks almost too good to eat....ALMOST! 😉 xo