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                           Chinese Vegetable Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Chinese                          Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   10      cups          water
    1 1/2  cups          mushroom liquid
      1/4  cup           Tamari soy sauce, low sodium
      1/4  cup           sherry -- optional
    3                    garlic cloves -- crushed
    1      tablespoon    fresh ginger root -- grated
    2      packages      shiitake mushrooms -- dried
    1                    onion -- cut in wedges
    1      bunch         green onions -- cut in 1 pieces
    3      stalks        celery -- sliced
      1/2  pound         chinese cabbage -- sliced
      1/2  pound         soba noodles -- ** see note
 
 Pour 2 cups hot water over the mushrooms in a bowl; soak for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, put 10 cups water in a large soup pot. Add tamari, sherry, ginger, and
garlic. Bring to a boil. Add onion wedges. Reduce heat. Squeeze excess water from
the mushrooms, reserving the liquid. Add 1 1/2 cups of this liquid to the hot
broth. Chop mushrooms discarding tough stems, and add to broth. Add remaining
ingredients, except for the noodles. Simmer over low heat 15 minutes, add
noodles, and cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.
 
 HELPFUL HINTS: This will make a meal for four people, or a first course, with
other Chinese food, for eight people.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : ** Use buckwheat soba noodles in recipe, and add to Mastercook’s
ingredient database.