1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, sliced 1 2 x ½-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped 6 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth 1 baby bok choy (about 6 ounces), sliced 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon soy sauce ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper 8 ounces soba noodles (or udon) 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup bean sprouts (about 3 ounces) 1 tablespoon sesame oil
Nutritional information per serving (based on 1 cup): Calories 170 (24% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 6g • fat 5g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 450mg • calc. 58mg • fiber 2g
Put the oil in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart® Rice Plus™ Multi-Cooker. Select the Quick Cook function and press Start. Once oil is hot and shimmering, about 2 minutes, add the garlic and ginger. Sauté until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the broth, bok choy, mushrooms, soy sauce, pepper and crushed red pepper. Switch to the Soup function and set the timer for 1 hour and 35 minutes. Close the lid of the cooker and press Start. Once one and a half hours have elapsed, open the lid of the cooker and stir in the soba noodles; let cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Open the lid of the cooker again and stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.