Hot and Sour Cabbage Soup
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- 1 small onion, minced (3 oz)
- 8 ounces cabbage, about the size of a grapefruit
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes (petite dice)
- 5 -6 cups fat free chicken broth or 5 -6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can straw mushrooms, undrained
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1⁄3 cup seasoned rice vinegar (see note on substituting)
- 1 teaspoon hot red chili pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- black pepper, to taste (a lot!)
- NOTE: One cup of seasoned rice vinegar is the same as 3/4 cup white rice vinegar plus 1/4 cup sugar plus 2 teaspoons salt. I used this substitution and it was great.
- Spray a large soup pot with some cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Add onion, and saute until soft.
- Meanwhile, quarter your cabbage, remove the core, and shred the cabbage with a large chef’s knife. Add tomatoes, cabbage, undrained mushrooms, and broth to the pot and stir well.
- Add the soy sauce, vinegar, chili flakes and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, then turn heat down to medium low. Simmer for 20 minutes or until cabbage is the desired tenderness.
- Grind a lot of fresh black pepper over the top and serve.
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I used more vinegar, red pepper and soy sauce than what was called for and added garlic because I found it quite bland initially. Otherwise, it was great. I used fresh tomatoes and dried mushrooms instead of canned and, therefore, had to use more liquid (I used chicken bone broth). I'd totally make this again, making the same changes.
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