It's cold out — we know. Instead of asking some poor delivery man to trudge through the arctic tundra that's outside your window, whip up this udon soup from Haru Sushi.
Haru’s Chicken Udon Soup (serves 4)
5 1/2 cups chicken stock (low sodium)2 tbsp. mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)2 tbsp. soy or tamari sauce8 oz. boneless chicken breast, cut into slivers4 medium-sized shiitake mushrooms, sliced2 scallions, julienned into two-inch pieces4 handfuls baby or regular spinach, stems discarded1 package dried or frozen udon noodles1 tbsp. hot sesame oil
In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine the stock, soy sauce and mirin and bring to the boil.
Lower heat and add the chicken and shiitake mushrooms.
Simmer 4-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
In the meantime, boil noodles per package instructions. Drain and split evenly between four bowls.
Ladle hot broth, chicken and vegetables into each bowl.
Drizzle in the sesame oil and garnish with scallions.