Chinese Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and Sour Soup
Serves 6


2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 med. onion, sliced

3 carrots, thinly sliced

3 cloves minced garlic

1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced

4 c. chicken broth

1 c. water

2 tbsp. soy sauce

6 oz. shiitake mushrooms

1/3 c. sliced water chestnuts

1/2 lb. sliced snow peas

1 c. fresh bean sprouts

1/4 c. rice-wine vinegar

2 tbsp. sesame oil

Dash of chili oil


Heat 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a heavy pot over medium heat.

Add the onion and carrots; cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.

Add the garlic and ginger; cook, stirring for 1 minute.

Add chicken broth, water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and water chestnuts; boil for 1 minute.

Turn off heat, add peas and bean sprouts. Cover and let rest for 2 minutes.

Stir in rice-wine vinegar, sesame oil and chili oil. Heat through for 1 minute, serve immediately.

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