My Man loves spice, heat, and hot in all things. I often think that it does not matter what I make as long as it has spice. Asian dishes tend to be his favorite. This soup is a simple way to start your meal, or for just a cold rainy day.
Tip: You can make a simple bowl of soup look spectacular just by buying one or two cute bowls. I got this bowl at homegoods for $4.99 and I got a set of 3 different sized platters for $19.99 at sur la table. Don't feel like you have to have matching sets of everything. Sometimes it makes it more special if your man is presented with something he has never seen before. He feels like you care enough to take the extra time to make his food appealing. If you are taking the extra time on him, he in turn will take the extra time for you.
1 1/2 cups fresh chicken broth
3/4 cup water
3/4 cups sliced thin chicken
1/4 cup sliced carrot
1/4 cup bamboo shoots
2 teaspoons Sriracha (hot chile sauce)
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
one inch piece peeled fresh ginger
3 cups water
2 ounces uncooked rice sticks (rice-flour noodles)
1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 cup chopped green onion
Bring first 9 ingredients (through ginger) to a simmer in a medium saucepan and keep warm.
In a large saucepan Bring 6 cups of water to boil. Add the rice noodles and cook 3 minutes. Drain and place about 1/4 cup noodles in each bowl.
Discard the ginger in your broth. Add juice to broth and stir.
Ladle broth into bowl and top with a tablespoon each of cilantro, and green onions. I like to serve the garnish on the side and let my eaters decide how much of each they want.