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Egg Drop Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Egg Drop Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms is a unique, flavorful, comforting soup for a lovely belly-pleasing meal.
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Any time I lose creativity in the kitchen, the one thing that gets me back on track is taking a simple and fun approach and trying new types of cuisines. Which brings me to my next point.

Dropping eggs.

It’s a freaking blast.

Trying out a new cuisine or technique is what fuels my fire and keeps me interested in my own culinary pursuits Egg drop soup is one of those dishes I thought was impossible to prepare at home until I did.

I’ve always waited until a Chinese takeout extravaganza in order to enjoy the slurp-able soup. Turns out, egg drop soup is not only easy peasy to make, it comes out with an authentic flavor that will parallel (if not, rival) the real deal.

While a simple egg drop soup is fine by me any ol’ day, I like adding fresh vegetables to ramp up to provide extra flavor, and make the soup more filling. I added mushrooms and baby bok choy, which required only a few extra minutes of saute time.

Customizations? We’ve got plenty of potential.

You can add any combination of your favorite hearty vegetables (try broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, squash, etc.), tofu, and/or meat of choice.

You can also eliminate all the frills and keep this a simple sipping soup. Are you a spice lover like me?

Add chilis, hot sauce, and/or chili paste.

The recipe calls for cornstarch, which you can replace using tapioca starch – the texture will not turn out quite the same, but the tapioca will do the trick for thickening.

Egg Drop Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms | TheRoastedRoot.net #recipe #vegetarian #healthy

Drop some eggs!

Egg Drop Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms | TheRoastedRoot.net #recipe #vegetarian #healthy

Egg Drop Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Egg Drop Soup with Bok Choy and Mushrooms is fun to make and a delight to eat!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 inch stalks lemongrass, halved and chopped into 3- pieces
  • 1 2- inch piece ginger, sliced into rounds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 bulbs baby bok choy
  • 4 mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons liquid aminos, to taste
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-½ tablespoons cornstarch, separated**
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oilover medium-high in a large saucepan or pot. Add cinnamon sticks, anise, lemongrass, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring frequently, until spices are very fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth and liquid aminos and stir well. Bring mixture to a full boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. While the broth is simmering, saute the bok choy and mushrooms in a separate skillet. To do so, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high and saute the veggies until browned and softened, about 5 to 8 minutes. Once cooked, transfer veggies to the broth.
  4. Taste the broth for flavor. Add more liquid aminos (or miso paste) if desired. Remove the ginger rounds, cinnamon sticks, anise, and lemongrass stalks from the broth using a slotted spoon, and discard.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to a small bowl and pour in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the hot broth. Stir well until dissolved.
  6. Transfer the cornstarch mixture to the pot with the broth and stir well, leaving the broth at a very gentle simmer.
  7. Add eggs to a small bowl, along with the remaining (1/2 tablespoon) cornstarch. Whisk together until well-combined.
  8. Slowly pour the egg/starch mixture into the simmering broth through the tines of the fork. Do this a little bit at a time, whisking the broth between pours. Once all of the egg has been poured into the soup, allow broth to sit at low heat for a couple of minutes, whisking occasionally, to ensure egg cooks all the way.
  9. Serve the egg drop soup with freshly chopped green onion, and enjoy!

Notes

*Replace chicken broth with vegetable broth to make this vegetarian. **You can replace cornstarch with tapioca starch

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

I haven't had egg drop soup in forever! Looks delicious and comforting.

Ma Recipes

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

So much goodness in this egg drop soup!!

Medha @ Whisk & Shout

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Egg drop soup was my staple order when I was little and me and my dad used to get Chinese food every weekend. It's so soothing, silky, and perfectly salty! Love that you bulked it up with some veggies :)

Joanne

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

You make dropping eggs sound like it should be an Xtreme Sport! And I mean that in the most fun, stress relieving, GET DINNER ON THE TABLE kind of way. Could totally use an Xtra large bowl of this at the moment.

Annie

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

This looks amazing! I love egg drop soup but I have never had it with extras in it like this, I can't wait to try it!

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