Cruising around in County Cook,
Passing land The Fire took.
Back on foot to walk The Loop,
Cold and tired. Need some soup.
So many places on The Mile,
Magnificent! Adorned in style.
But I don’t need a big “to-do”,
Just a seat and spoon and loo.
I find it at a Noodle House,
So good it was I must espouse.
Go there for some curry soup,
Your energy you will recoup.
I liked this soup so much that I came home and re-created it the very next day. It has just the right amount of heat from the chili pepper flakes and it’s not too creamy as I use mostly chicken broth and coconut milk instead of heavy cream.
Coconut Curry Rice Noodle Soup
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
2 pkgs baby bella mushrooms, sliced
3 T yellow curry powder
2 tsp. turmeric
1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 – 1 tsp. chili pepper flakes (to taste)
2 large chicken breasts, sliced into thin bite-sized pieces
1 48 oz container chicken broth
1 can coconut milk
3 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
1 small pkg flat rice noodles
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
In a pot, saute the onions and mushrooms in olive oil. Immediately add the curry, turmeric and chili pepper flakes so the flavors release and there is no gritty residual from the powder. Let the vegetables tenderize for about 10-15 minutes on low.
Increase the heat to medium high and add the chicken. Cook for about 8 minutes or until cooked through. Add the spinach and give it a quick stir before adding the chicken broth and coconut milk. Bring to a soft boil with lid off and then turn heat off.
Add uncooked rice noodles to pot and gently stir once. Let sit for 5 minutes or until al dente. Add tomatoes. Serves 6.