There is something terribly nourishing and cleansing about a broth.
This dish is a relatively quick, hydrating, nutritious and wholesome dinner, that will warm the belly and will be easily digested in your system.
A good source of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium, zinc and manganese …. plus, packed full of flavour, and with an impressive nutrition profile to boot, king oyster mushrooms should be a welcomed addition to your nutritional regime. I love to cook with them regularly.
Seaweed is also one of the best dietary sources of iodine, which helps support your thyroid gland. It also contains other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K, B vitamins, zinc and iron, along with antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage. It would be remiss not to include it in this healthy bowl of goodness.
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 diced shallots
3 garlic cloves minced
4 spring onions diced
4 large king oyster mushrooms sliced
5 pieces of kai lan *cut stalks into batons + keep leaves to the side
6 cups organic vegetable stock
3 tbsp organic tamari
1 drop ginger doTERRA essential oil
450g rice noodles
2 nori seaweed sheets *torn into strips
pinch red chilli flakes
fresh coriander leaves
pinch black sesame seeds
pinch white sesame seeds
Heat the sesame oil in a deep pot over a medium heat.
Add the shallots, garlic and spring onions (reserving the green ends for later). Sauté for a minute or two, then add the stalks of the kai lan and the king oyster mushrooms. Continue to sauté for a few minutes.
Add the stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat. Add the tamari and ginger oil.
Allow the broth to gently simmer away for 5 minutes.
Add the rice noodles, nori strips and chilli flakes. Cook for a few more minutes.
Serve ladles of the broth and noodles in bowls. Top with spring onions (green ends), fresh coriander leaves and sesame seeds.
Have a wonderful week ahead!