Slow Cooker Shiitake Noodle Soup

2021-01-29
  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 6:00 h
  • Ready In: 6:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    129.9
  • Carbohydrates

    27 g
  • Cholesterol

    21 mg
  • Fat

    1 g
  • Fiber

    1 g
  • Protein

    2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    500.2 mg
  • Sugar

    1.6 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.2 g
  • Potassium

    265 mg
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Slow cooker shiitake noodle soup. A comforting dinner that’s ready to eat in just minutes.

Shiitake mushrooms and Japanese noodles give this soup its distinctive flavor. You may also like Slow Cooker Catalina Chicken Thighs

What are the benefits of cooking in a slow cooker?

A slow cooker is a cooking device that is used to cook food slowly at lower temperatures. It can be used for any type of food, but it is mainly used to cook soups, stews, or beans.

Slow cookers are also called crock pots. Slow cooking is a great option for people who want to spend less time in the kitchen and still have delicious meals. It helps tenderize the meat and makes the vegetables more delicious because they are cooked longer.

What are some of the health benefits of shiitake mushrooms?

Shiitake mushrooms are very nutritious and provide many health benefits.

Some of the key health benefits of shiitake mushrooms are: They contain high levels of selenium, which is important for thyroid function. Selenium is also important in regulating the immune system and in preventing cancer. Shiitake mushrooms contain a type of vitamin D called ergocalciferol or vitamin D2, which can help with bone strength, among other things.

Shiitake mushrooms also have anti-inflammatory properties. They can reduce inflammation in the gut wall and may help with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome

What spices should be added to shiitake noodle soup?

Shiitake noodle soup is a traditional Japanese dish that is usually made with fresh shiitake mushrooms, dashi stock, dried wakame seaweed, and soy sauce. The dish can be made with other ingredients as well – for example, garlic cloves are often added to the pot.

The addition of spices can make the flavor of shiitake noodle soup more complex and interesting. Some people like to add ginger, sesame oil, or black pepper to their soup. Others prefer adding chili peppers or star anise for a spicy kick.

Slow Cooker Shiitake Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 L) reduced-sodium fat-free beef broth
  • 2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 8 ½ oz (255 g) package Japanese udon noodles,cooked, warm
  • 1 Bok Choy, sliced
  • boiled egg, to garnish garnish
  • seasame seeds, to garnish

Method

Step 1

In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients, except sesame oil, soy sauce, Bok Choy, noodles, sesame seeds, and seasoning. Mix well.

Step 2

Cover slow cooker and cook on high-heat setting for 4-6 hours, adding sesame oil, soy sauce, and spinach during last 10 minutes. Season soup with salt and black pepper.

Step 3

Place cooked Japanese noodles in bowls. Turn off the slow cooker. Ladle soup into soup bowls over the cooked noodles. Garnish with boiled egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

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