Asian Beef-Noodle Soup
Asian Beef-Noodle Soup is a delicious traditional Vietnamese recipe, made with beef steak, bok-choy, rice noodles and bean sprouts. Total time start to finish is only 30 minutes. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe with a generous (1-1/3 cup) serving size). Makes: 4 servings. Asian Beef-Noodle Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
2 tsp canola oil
1 lb beef flank steak, very thinly sliced against the grain
4 cups chopped bok choy, (1 small head, about 1 lb)
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
4 oz wide rice noodles
2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1-1/2 cups mung bean sprouts
4 tbsp chopped fresh basil, or to taste
1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over high heat. Add beef and cook, stirring often, until just cooked, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate using tongs, leaving the juices in the pot.
2. Add bok choy to the pot and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add broth and water, cover and bring to a boil. Add noodles and soy sauce; simmer until the noodles are soft, about 4 minutes. Return the beef to the pot and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with bean sprouts and basil. Serve hot.
3. Serve with lime wedges and a bottle of Asian chile sauce, such as sriracha sauce, on the side. (optional)
YIELD: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/3 cups per serving.
Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1
1 Vegetable + 1 Starch + 2-1/2 Meat (VL)
Calories: 235, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 209mg, Sugars: 2.3g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 22g, Vitamin A: 40 %DV, Vitamin C: 25 %DV, Zinc: 27 %DV
Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/vietnamese_style_beef_noodle_broth.html
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