Fresh, sliced ginger root, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil give delicious flavor to this Asian-inspired soup. Bamboo shoots offer extra crunch, and diced red bell pepper and sliced mushrooms provide lovely color.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 5 slices fresh ginger root
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 6 fresh green onions, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup bamboo shoots
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
In a large cooking pot, add chicken broth, ginger root, and peppercorns, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
Strain broth, discard ginger root and peppercorns. Return strained broth to pot. Add green onions, red pepper, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, rice wine vinegar, chili powder, and sesame oil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Serve in soup bowls over cooked white or brown rice.