Hearty Noodle and Spinach Soup
A good substitute for chicken soup, vitamin-packed spinach combined with a healthy dose of enriched egg noodles.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds spinach, rinsed, stemmed and chopped
5 cups water
1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
1 teaspoon chicken base or bouillon granules
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted.
- Add water and bring to a boil. Stir in noodles and chicken base; continue boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes, or until noodles are tender. Add salt and pepper and serve.
Makes 6 servings.