George and I have colds so we don't feel like doing much, and I'm a vegetarian, so I'm completely uninterested in chicken noodle soup. But I still felt like hot noodles in soup just as long as I didn't have to do anything except sleep until they were ready. George cooked me fat, hot, chewy udon noodles in a little bit of broth, and it felt like Heaven. George made up this recipe himself with stuff we had in our pantry. All Japanese noodles including udon have wheat in them, so people with Celiac disease should avoid this meal. You can basically find frozen udon noodles in almost any Asian market in the U.S., in my experience.
Hot Udon Noodles in Broth
Package of frozen udon noodles
A couple of boxes Imagine Organic No-Chicken Broth (the only broth we buy)
some pieces kombu kelp
some miso paste
some soy sauce
Mix together everything except the noodles to taste. Bring to a boil. Add frozen noodles. Cook until noodles are done. Pick out noodles with tongs and put in a bowl. Ladle over a little bit of broth. Serve hot with chopsticks.
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