One Pot Chinese Longevity Soup

Time & Servings
12 servings
35 minutes ready time =
20 minutes preparation +
15 minutes cooking
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. (450 g) pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
    Fresh Ontario Pork Leg Cutlets ~0.7LB
    $6.47 • Ea
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  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) Becel® Oil, divided
    Becel Margarine With Olive Oil 454G
    $4.17 • Ea
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  • 1 1/2 tsp. (7 mL) finely grated ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
    Garlic Red 1EA
    $1.58 • Ea
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  • 2 cartons (900 mL. ea.) Knorr® Chicken Broth
    Knorr Bouillon Cubes Chicken 69G
    $3.33 • Ea
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  • 6 baby bok choy (about 1-1/2 lbs./1.25 kg.), thinly sliced, stems and leaves separated
    Bok Choy Baby 1EA
    $0.62 • Ea
  • 2 packages (114 g. ea.) shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced
    Mushroom Organic Cremini Whole 227G
    $3.94 • Ea
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  • 3 carrots, sliced
    Zoglo's Crispy Sticks Carrot & Sweet Potato 280G
    $6.77 • Ea
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  • 6 ounces uncooked rice noodles*
    Rice Dream Rice Beverage Original 1.89L
    $6.42 • Ea
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Directions
  • Season tenderloin, if desired, with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil in 6-qt (6L) pot over high heat and cook tenderloin, in batches if necessary, stirring occasionally, until almost done, about 3 minutes; remove and set aside.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil in same pot over medium-low heat and cook ginger and garlic, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add Knorr® Chicken Broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add bok choy stems, mushrooms and carrots and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook uncovered 4 minutes. Add noodles, being careful not to break them. Cook until noodles and vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in tenderloin and bok choy leaves and cook 1 minute or until leaves are wilted and tenderloin is done. Serve, if desired, with bean sprouts, cilantro leaves, sliced scallions, soy sauce and hot sauce.
  • *When served during Chinese New Year, noodles shouldn't be cut or broken into pieces because long noodles represent a nice long life.
  • Each serving of this soup is low in fat and a source of calcium and iron.
    *See nutrition information for sodium content.