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Why by secretive when you can be clear?

Clear soups can seem very inaccessible because most of us are not used to cooking with these ingredients on a regular basis. However, if you look closely, all of these ingredients can be found on the shelf of any grocery shop. I happened upon this recipe for making clear rice noodle soup in the  Balance magazine and I have loved it since then. I have made few alterations to the recipe but I make it pretty regularly during winter months. I hope you will give it a try!

Recipe for Making Clear Rice Noodle Soup
Cabbage for the Soup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories/Serving 43kcal


  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 cm ginger stem peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 2 cm lemon grass green part preferably, roughly crushed
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp. light soy sauce
  • 50 gram flat rice noodles
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • Small handful of bok choy finely sliced
  • Small Handfull of purple and green cabbage finely sliced
  • Small handful of sprouts
  • 1/2 red Serrano chillies reseeded and finely sliced
  • Handful of coriander chopped
  • 1/4 th small lime optional


  • Heat the wok and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add star anise and lemon grass.
  • After few seconds, add the ginger, garlic and spring onions. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the vegetable stock, bring it to boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce and the rice noodles. Cook the noodles for as long as the instructions ask for. Normally it's about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the bok choy, cabbage, chillies and sprouts. Turn off the heat after two minutes minute.
  • Garnish with bean sprouts and coriander. Squeeze fresh lime according to taste to add a bit of tartness to balance the salty.


When I am in a rush, I use yeast-free stock cubes to make stock and the results are pretty good.
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