BM#4 Day 5: Bok Choy & Mushroom Soup

It feels like fall/winter today. The temperature is in 40’s, which is not bad at all but the cloudy sky is making it feel a lot colder. On this gloomy day, I felt like having a light, hot soup and some homemade pizza, for lunch. I had actually planned on making dumpling soup today but was in no mood for it. I was in a mood for a light soup with lots of veggies in it.  The remaining soups that I had jotted down for the marathon are heavy soups.  I went to William Sonoma recipe center in search of a light soup and found Bok Choy and Shiitake Soup. I had some Portobello mushrooms in the fridge and I picked up a bunch of Bok Choy and made this soup for lunch. I certainly liked the flavors of the veggies in the soup and I also think homemade stock was crucial to this flavorful soup!  If you liked Lentils Vegetable Soup, you will like this soup too.

Bok Choy and mushroom soup

Source: William Sonoma
Total Time: 15 minutes
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2


  • 2 cups Homemade Vegetable Stock (can use store bought)
  • ¾ – 1 cup loosely packed thinly sliced Bok Choy
  • ¾ cup sliced Portobello Mushrooms or 3-4 baby Portobello Mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Spring Onion chopped
  • Some Cilantro chopped (I had some leftover chopped cilantro and add it to the soup)
  • 1 tsp. Tamari Sauce or Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • ¼ tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper Powder (adjust to taste)


  • Bring 2 cups of stock to boil.
  • Meantime, wash and thinly slice bok choy. Discard the thick stem of the bok choy. Slice the mushrooms and rest of the ingredients need for the soup.
  • When the stock comes to a boil, reduce the flame to medium low, add all the ingredients and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
  • Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.

This day, this month, this year – Tandoori Tofu Pizza for the Punch
Recipes I posted this month in 2009 and in 2010.

Now, lets head over to my group members to check out what is cooking in their kitchen, shall we?
Diabetes Diet/Management: Srivalli, Champa, Harini, PJ
Kid Friendly Recipes: Kalyani, Shylaja, Veena
Seven Days of Soup: Sowmya, Usha (yours truely)
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Suresh
Seven days of Cakes: Anusha



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