Asian Vegetable Soup with Tofu, Kimchi and Rice Noodles is spicy, packed with flavor and guaranteed to warm you from the inside out! This vegan soup hits all the notes!
The week before last, we had the worst winter weather of the year here. Because we live in the South, the homes here are not well insulated–at least ours isn’t. We can count the days of snow, sleet and ice on one hand!
Anyway, I could not get warm ALL DAY no matter how many layers I put on and no matter how long I stood at the gas fireplace. It was just a bone-chilling, cold day that called for soup and this Asian Vegetable Soup with Tofu, Kimchi and Rice Noodles was born!
This recipe uses kimchi and I hope you’ll love it as much as I did! It’s Asian-inspired, low-fat, vegan and made gluten-free without complicated substitutions. Best of all, it’s easy!
I had the idea for this Asian Vegetable Soup with Tofu, Kimchi and Rice Noodle in my head and although we already had plenty of different soups in the freezer. I needed to have one simmering on the stovetop instead of trying to thaw out a frozen brick.
And you already know there’s something about soup simmering on the stovetop that makes everything in your world all better!
I was craving Asian and needed something spicy that I could dive into and inhale to warm me from the inside out. This Asian vegetable soup was absolute perfection!
So how is this for easy? Combine the broth, seasoning and most of the vegetables in a pot, simmer until tender, then stir in the scallions, tofu, rice noodles and kimchi. Simmer a tad more.
Done! You don’t even need to squeeze a lot of the water out of the tofu because it will be going right back into a liquid; just dab it dry with a paper towel.
Enjoy and let me know how you like it!
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Helpful Tools and Equipment to make Asian Vegetable Soup with Tofu, Kimchi and Rice Noodles (Affiliate Links):
- 8 cups vegetable broth (or as needed)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari (regular or gluten-free)
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 tablespoons minced ginger
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large carrots, shredded or 2 handfuls purchased julienned carrots
- 6 cups sliced baby bok choy (about 4 small heads)
- 2 bunches scallions, white and light green part only, thinly sliced diagonally
- 1 package (14-ounce) extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2-3 ounces thin brown rice noodles
- 1 cup kimchi (or to taste)
- Combine the broth, soy sauce or tamari, curry powder, ginger, garlic, carrots and bok choy in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil, cover slightly and simmer until vegetables are just tender, about 8-10 minutes.
- Add scallion, tofu, brown rice noodles and kimchi. Bring back to a simmer and cook another 2-3 minutes or until rice noodles are soft.
Amount Per Serving Calories 128 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 1827mg Carbohydrates 15g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 4g Sugar 4g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 11g