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Recipe

Gingery Pork and Bok Choy Soup

Servings: 4

Ground pork makes this otherwise light and bright soup hearty enough for dinner. You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to pull together.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups lower-salt chicken broth
  • 12 oz. baby bok choy, white parts cut thinly on a diagonal, green leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 3 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 1/2 tsp. Sriracha; more for serving
  • 4 oz. dried rice vermicelli noodles, broken in half

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 310
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 100
  • Fat (g): 11
  • Saturated Fat (g): 4
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 40
  • Sodium (mg): 1050
  • Carbohydrates (g): 30
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Sugar (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 22

Preparation

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the broth, bok choy whites, pork, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, scallions, and Sriracha. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower to maintain a simmer. Cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the pork is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add the noodles and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the bok choy leaves and simmer until wilted and tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with more soy sauce and Sriracha.

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  • Geaton | 01/22/2019

    I took the advice of the other reviews and browned the pork first (and sautéed the garlic and ginger along with it). I used regular chicken broth (not low sodium), but I did use low-sodium soy sauce and it was a perfect amount of saltiness for us. I doubled the meat and bok choy (I used baby bok choy) and the rice noodles because the men in my house are big eaters. Yum -- no leftovers! Even my 8-yr old grandson scarfed it down. This recipe is a keeper because it is simple, easy, inexpensive, fast, nutritious and tasty. You literally can't put too much bok choy in it. I didn't add the hot sauce because of personal preference but may add a little next time. Thanks for sharing it!

  • mistyskys | 02/27/2018

    This was amazing! The broth is SO unctuous. I did NOT fry anything before hand and it was perfect. The pork is tender, the bok choy is tender and the broth takes on all the flavor of each ingredient. I wouldn’t change a thing. I did add some lime and once some cilantro too- it was also amazing that way.

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