Heaven is: having a wide variety of Asian infused sauces to choose from at arms length. You’re lying if you don’t agree. Savory, sweet, spicy, umami, and all that good stuff that always hits the spot. It’s all about fresh crunchy ingredients, a little spice, and soothing ginger broth. It’s quick and easy to make and just requires some stocking up on Asian sauces, but hey, someone had to make you do it! Don’t worry, plenty more use for them will come, we have many more recipes like these up our sleeves!
Ginger Thai Basil Noodle Bowl
- Rice noodles of choice ( I used 1/2 package of Mai Fun), cooked to package directions, this was more than enough with some extra
- 32 oz chicken or vegetable stock (important to use “stock” and not broth, broth tends to have seasonings added to it, likely causing your dish to be confused as to whether it is French or Asian)
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar, divided
- 6 green onions plus more for garnish, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated/diced
- 3 leaves fresh basil plus 6 more for garnish, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 teaspoons sesame or grapeseed oil
- 1 10 oz package mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro, chopped
- Chili- garlic sauce of choice
1. Heat up the chicken stock, water, 1 tsp rice wine vinegar, 6 green onions, ginger, and basil. Allow broth to simmer for 20-25 minutes to infuse flavor.
2. While broth is simmering, heat butter and oil together in a sauté pan. Sauté mushrooms for 3-4 minutes and then add 1 teaspoon of rice wine vinegar and the Hoisin sauce. Stir frequently to cover all mushrooms and allow sauce to thicken for another 2 minutes.
3. Gather 2 bowls and fill each one with the 3/4 cup of the cooked rice noodles and 1 cup each of the bean sprouts. Then add mushrooms to each bowl and pour the ginger broth to just cover the ingredients. Top each bowl with the fresh cilantro, basil, green onion, chili garlic sauce, and siracha. Serve and enjoy!
* Please note you can easily add chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp to this for added protein! A fried egg on top would also be delectable!
6 thinly sliced green onions
Mushrooms going into the sauté pan!
Hoisen sauce being added to sautéed mushrooms
Hoisen sauce coated mushrooms. I hope your mouth is watering at this picture. If you’ve never tasted hoisen sauce, you are truly missing out! NOM
Rice noodles, mushrooms, and bean sprouts for serving.
Fresh basil and cilantro – the perfect amount for each serving! Fresh herbs add distinct and refreshing flavor to a dish like this, the more the better!
Chopped basil, cilantro, and more green onion for each bowl!
Served with chili garlic sauce, siracha, and a lime!