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Fast Chicken Noodle Stew for 1 Much Better Than Ramin

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“Ever have the hungrys for something but don't have the *usual* ingredients on hand? Ahh, been there I see. This particular hungry was for chicken noodle soup/stew because Ramin was too salty and not rich enough. I didn't want to have a lot of dishes, bother, or heat, so I, as usual, decided to use my WOK. If you don't have one, and you should as they are most handy, I suppose you could saute the chicken chunks and use a pot for the assembly. All the dried/preserved things can, and ought be replaced with fresh if you've got it. Cooking for one and for minimum leftovers I don't have many fresh veggies. If you do, it's much better that way. I'll try to figure the *or's* but I don't guarantee it. Also, this is intended to be eaten eastern rim style. Sticks for the solids, slurp from the bowl for the soup part. Have Fun...”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lay everything out on your board because like stirfry it goes FAST.
  2. Put all the dried (or fresh substitutes: You'll want to use your own judgment here, just mix and match, or if you're using fresh, around 1/2 cup total.) in a container for fast addition.
  3. Put the splash of oil in the wok and crank up the heat.
  4. Immediately add the ginger so it doesn't scorch, and then the chicken chunks.
  5. Chow the chicken and ginger together until the chicken is no longer translucent.
  6. Add the chicken base and water or the broth/stock.
  7. Immediately add all the veggies and/or dried veggies.
  8. If you're using dried noodles add now, or if fresh wait 3 minutes.
  9. Add the fresh noodles and simmer for another 4 or 5 minutes.
  10. Pour in a bowl and enjoy.
  11. I learned to use the sticks in the early 50s in Korea while I was a voluntary guest of Uncle Sam.
  12. Lately the crippled hands make it difficult.
  13. I found a nifty gadget at my local sushi takeout place called a Fun Chop, it's a little flexible plastic bar thing that holds the sticks rather like an inverted print A.
  14. it works!

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