Healing Asian Soup with Ginger

Healing Asian Soup with Ginger

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock (canned low-sodium chicken broth would work too)

    3-4 thick slices fresh ginger root

    1 cup sliced mushrooms (any type, but I used mild white mushrooms which seem more soothing for the tummy)

    1 cup spinach leaves, sliced into thin ribbons

    1 green onion, very thinly sliced

Total Time
35 min

Preparation

In medium saucepan, bring chicken stock to a low simmer. Add ginger slices and let simmer at least 15 minutes or longer. (Taste to see if you have as much ginger flavor as you'd like.)

If you'd like a clear soup, use a yogurt strainer or coffee filter to strain the ginger-infused chicken stock, then rinse pan and put strained stock back into pan. Add a small amount of water if the stock has reduced very much.

While ginger simmers in stock, wash and slice mushrooms and thinly slice spinach leaves. Clean green onion and slice into very thin slices. Bring infused stock back to a low simmer, then add mushrooms and simmer 1 minute. Add sliced spinach and simmer one minute more. Turn off heat and add green onions, then serve soup hot, with chopsticks to eat the veggies after you drink the broth.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Potassium 350mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%

Tastes

Salty
Savory
Sour
Bitter
Sweet
Spicy
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