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    Hot and Sour Soup - Easy Version

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Just Call Me Martha's Note:

    This is a very simple and quick version of a hot and sour soup. It contains many less ingredients than a traditional hot and sour soup, but is great nevertheless.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine broth, tomato juice, soya sauce, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, red pepper, hot pepper sauce and pepper flakes.
    2. 2
      Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add vinegar, green onion and chicken.
    4. 4
      Simmer for 1 minute longer.
    5. 5
      Combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup water; mix well and stir into soup.
    6. 6
      Simmer until mixture is slightly thickened.
    7. 7
      Slowly add beaten egg in a continuous stream while soup is boiling.
    8. 8
      Continue stirring until egg is cooked and looks like threads throughout the soup.
    9. 9
      Serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 03, 2007

      55

      I thought this was very good. And for the person who commented before, it does have the "sour". "3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar" That's the sour. This was a very good take on hot and sour soup. I thought the tomato juice was a little strange for it before I made it, but it turned out quite good. Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely make it again. ^_^

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    • on August 29, 2013

      55

      Giving this five stars before I make it because I know I can adjust the seasonings a bit if needed to deserve five stars. To make this closer to the hot and sour soup I am used to, I will use tofu cubes instead of chicken and will add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. It sounds delightful, thanks!

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    • on May 31, 2013

      55

      Most Excellent!<br/>I had to adjust this recipe due to a last minute decision to make this and a few items missing in my pantry. I substituted red wine vinegar for the rice wine vinegar and chives from my garden for the green onions. I also didn't have any chicken so it was omitted.<br/>All the same, this turned out wonderfully with a great kick of spice and sourness! It will not disappoint! Thank you, Martha, for sharing the great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Hot and Sour Soup - Easy Version

    Serving Size: 1 (478 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 141.2
     
    Calories from Fat 36
    25%
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 59.6 mg
    19%
    Sodium 1493.6 mg
    62%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.3 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 6.4 g
    25%
    Protein 14.4 g
    28%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    rice wine vinegar

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