Tuesday, September 04, 2012

So Good, Very Easy and Super Fast!

I have a thing for udon noodles.  OK really all noodles, but udon noodles are so thick and yummy looking I find them hard to resist.  This is why I end up buying the instant udon soup bowls from Costco.  Granted these are not the healthiest items in the world, but with a bit of doctoring you can seriously up the protein and veggie count.  The sodium is high, so just don't have it everyday, or do what I do, resist the urge to suck up every last bit of broth.

I came back from yoga today looking for a fast lunch.  I saw the udon in the pantry and that was it, I had to have it. There's nothing like a good bowl of udon with some poached eggs on top.  OK crappy carbs and good protein, what could I add?  I looked in the refrigerator and saw the bag of fresh spinach. Bingo! The addition of spinach would allow this meal to pass my "needs to be at least sort of healthy" requirement.


instant udon soup bowl
2 eggs
handful of spinach leaves
1 teaspoon or so hoisin sauce
sriracha sauce
white vinegar

Put on a small sauce pan with a splash of vinegar and heat to almost boiling.  Meanwhile heat more water to boiling for the soup.  Place the spinach leaves in a bowl.

When the water is ready, start the soup prep according to the directions. At the same time drop the eggs into the pan with the vinegar and water to poach for 2-3 minutes.  When the soup is ready pour it over the spinach in the bowl, stir in the hoisin sauce, drop the eggs on top and add sriracha to taste.