Noodle soup for needy people

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time2 mins
  • Serves2
  • DifficultyEasy
170g udon noodles (dried, from a packet)
700ml chicken or vegetable or dashi broth
5g brown sugar
1 star anise
5g crushed ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
75g bean sprouts
85g sugar snaps
65g sliced shiitake mushrooms
2 heads baby bok choy, finely sliced
10g freshly chopped coriander leaves
1) Cook the noodles according to packet instructions and while the water is boiling fill a nearby saucepan with stock, brown sugar, star anise, ginger and soy sauce. (When the noodles are done, just drain them and put half in each bowl.)

2) When the flavoured stock comes to a boil, add the vegetables. They should be cooked before two minutes are up.

3) Pour half into each bowl, over the cooked and drained noodles and sprinkle with coriander.

Recipe from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson (published by Chatto & Windus) Visit Nigella's site.

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