Hot Pot Udon Noodle Soup

This hot pot recipe is easy for college students to make right in their dorm rooms. It's the perfect meal to whip up...
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This hot pot recipe is easy for college students to make right in their dorm rooms. It's the perfect meal to whip up in the winter months.

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  vegetable broth (or other broth)
  • 2  Cups  water
  • bay leaf
  • 1  Teaspoon  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2  Cups  udon noodles
  • 1-2  Cup  kale or spinach (your choice)
  • 1/2  block tofu, cubed
  • 2-4  spring onions, sliced
  • soy sauce, to taste

Directions

Bring liquids and bay leaf to a boil in the hot pot. Add the udon noodles. When the udon is almost cooked but still slightly crunchy, add the kale. Cook until the udon and kale are both tender. Stir in the tofu and spring onions.

Turn the hot pot off completely. Remove the bay leaf and season with soy sauce as needed. Divide between bowls and enjoy!

Udon Noodle Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Udon Noodle Cooking Tip

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