Green Jade Soup

A soup before the meal is a perfect way to savor the rest of the meal. Green jade soup is healthy and offers the best taste. It is relishing and a perfect addition to the dining table. 

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients: 

4 dried shiitake mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
6 cups of vegetable stock
1 ½ tablespoon of grated ginger root
1 ½ cup of thinly cut carrots
3 cups of chopped bok Choy, tatsoi, Chinese cabbage
1 ½ cup of thinly sliced onions
2 cups of firmly packed spinach
1 cake of tofu, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon of dark sesame oil
1 green onion chopped

Method:
  1. In a cooking bowl, add water and cook shiitake mushrooms for 10 minutes on medium flame. 
  2. In another soup pot, boil the vegetable stock for 10 minutes. 
  3. Add ginger, onions, bok choi/tatsoki and carrots. Turn the flame to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Vegetables should become tender. 
  4. Drain mushrooms from the cooking pot and add the liquid to the soup pot. 
  5. Thinly slice the mushrooms and add to the soup. 
  6. Add spinach and stir well. Simmer on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  7. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Mix well. 
  8. Sprinkle sesame oil and green onions. Serve hot. 

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