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Thai Noodle Bowl

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I am trying to branch out and try some different types of cuisine.  We are pretty good at making Mexican and Chinese pretty frequently, but I recently have been trying some Indian and Thai Cuisine to add to our rotation.  I went with a Thai Noodle Bowl, and I quote my brother, “they should call this a Bowl of Awesomeness!!” It was really tasty.  Lots of flavor, a bit of spice, and just a new take on a classic chicken noodle.  I will definitely be making this again.

 Serves 6 for about $1.15/serving

INGREDIENTS:

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1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. Sesame seed oil

3 green onions, sliced – $0.29

2 stalks celery, diced – $0.15

1/2 red bell pepper – $0.39

4 cloves garlic minced

3 Lemon grass stalks or 1 Tbsp. paste – $0.85

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

6 cups chicken broth – $1.44

15 oz can diced tomatoes, with juice – $0.98

2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced – $1.69

3 Tbsp. fish sauce

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, with extra for garnish – $0.12

Chow Mein Noodles or any other Asian noodles – $1.28

large handful of Spinach

1 Tbsp Lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

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In a large pot heat both oils, then add diced onions, celery, bell pepper, minced garlic, lemon grass,

chili powder and red chili flakes and

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cook until soft over medium heat for 5 minutes.

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Add the broth, tomatoes, chicken, fish sauce, cilantro leaves and bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes.

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Add the noodles to the pot and cook according to package directions, mine took 5 minutes.

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Once the noodles are done, stir in spinach leaves and lime juice and take off the heat.

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My husband and brother (who is living with us currently) like to spice it up a bit more, and added a bit of Siracha and sliced jalapenos to their bowls.  We also didn’t put the cilantro in the soup, just as a garnish, as my husband is NOT a fan…claims it tastes like soap!  I on the other hand like a bit of it, so it would probably have been just fine cooked in.

ENJOY!!