The only thing that saved us from takeout this last night was that no one could agree on what to eat. Good thing, too — I had all the ingredients for this delicious soup, and it probably took less time to make than we would have spent ordering food. (Certainly a lot less money.)
CHICKEN DUMPLING SOUP
Bring chicken broth* to a simmer, and then add one or all of the following:
– 7-10 frozen chicken dumplings (Traders Joe's, YUM)
– thinly sliced vegies (green onion, carrot, celery, asparagus, water chestnuts, baby corn, cabbage, peas, bamboo shoots…anything else in the fridge)
– diced breast of chicken, frozen or raw (the soup will poach the meat)
– a few frozen shrimp
– cubes of tofu
– leftover rice
– a few cilantro leaves
– soy sauce to taste
By the time you set the table, the soup yummies will be cooked and ready to eat!
Serve with cooked edamame (boil frozen edamame for five minutes in salted water) and some crunchy bread.