Udon Soup

Ever have those days where you are on the edge of ordering in or eating out but you know you just went grocery shopping and have all the ingredients you need to make something in your kitchen?  Yeah?  Cool- same.   Today I was having a lazy Sunday kind of day and all I wanted was some udon soup.  Luckily I decided to not take the easy route and press “order” on Seamless, but make it myself.

This is one of those meals where you can use whatever you already have in your fridge/kitchen, so feel free to alter in any way you need!
4-5 cups of chicken broth
1 packet of frozen or fresh udon noodles (I had frozen)
1 carrot (or any type of veg)
2 spring onions, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
3 dried shiitake mushrooms
Shichimi powder to taste
1/2 tsp Miso paste
2 packets of dried seaweed/ tofu (came from a miso soup packet)
Some sort of protein (I used frozen shrimp shumai)
Furikake Japanese rice seasoning (nori, sesame seeds, dried fish flakes)
1.  In a pot add your chicken broth, shiitake, miso paste and dried seaweed/tofu.
2. Once the broth has cooked down and seasoned to taste, add your spring onions and the frozen noodles.
3.  As your noodles start to tender, add your carrots and your Shichimi and Furikake seasonings.

5.  Let your soup cook down a bit more and then add your protein (frozen shrimp shumai).

6.  Bring to a low boil and then mix and turn off the heat. 

7. Lastly, serve up while warm!!

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