Potsticker Soup

This Asian Potsticker Soup recipe is the perfect hearty one-pot meal for a cold day. Although this recipe for potsticker soup uses a lot of ingredients, you can simplify it by omitting the rice noodles, mushrooms and baby spinach — though we promise it tastes better with them. Feel free to add your own favorite veggies to make this soup your own!

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Potsticker Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces dried shiitake mushrooms roughly 3 cups sliced after soaking
  • 4 ounces thin rice noodles cooked, drained and set aside
  • 1 tablespoon Canola oil
  • 12-16 Ling Ling chicken-vegetable potstickers
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili-garlic sauce use less if you don’t like it spicy
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups mushroom broth from soaking the dried mushrooms – you can also use chicken broth instead
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • Diced green onion for garnish
  • Chopped cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Sriracha hot sauce for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Reconstitute the shiitake mushrooms in 3-4 cups hot water for 30 minutes. Reserve 3 cups of the mushroom broth for the soup, and thinly slice the mushrooms.
  • Cook rice noodles by boiling 8 cups water. Remove from heat. Add rice noodles and let stand 3-4 minutes. Rinse in cold water, drain and set aside until soup is ready.
  • To prepare the potsticker soup, put 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a Dutch Oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the frozen potstickers in a single layer, followed by 1 tablespoon of grated ginger, and let brown.
  • Add sesame oil, chili-garlic sauce, mushroom and chicken broth, vinegar, soy sauce. Add the 3 cups of sliced shiitake mushrooms and the baby spinach. Bring to a boil and then simmer about 15 minutes.
  • Before serving, taste for flavor and add more salt and soy sauce if desired.
  • Place desired amount of cooked rice noodles in the bottom of each bowl, and top with ladles of the soup. Add 3-4 potstickers per bowl and garnish with diced green onion, chopped cilantro, and hot sauce (if desired). Serve immediately.

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