Vegetarian Hot Pot


Quick to prepare, this Asian-style noodle soup has all the makings of a one-pot meal. To punch up the heat, add a dab of chile-garlic sauce.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
5 main-dish servings, about 1 1/2 cups each


  • 5 1/4 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh ginger, peeled

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 3/4 cups shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, wiped clean and sliced (4 ounces)

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste

  • 1 small bok choy, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, stems and greens separated

  • 3 1/2 ounces Chinese wheat noodles, or rice sticks (see Ingredient note)

  • 1 14-ounce package firm tofu, drained, patted dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 cup grated carrots, (2 large)

  • 4-6 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions, for garnish


  1. Combine broth, ginger and garlic in a Dutch oven; bring to a simmer. Simmer, partially covered, over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Discard the ginger and garlic.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring often, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add bok choy stems; cook, stirring often, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add the mushroom mixture to the broth. Add noodles, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 minutes. Add bok choy greens and tofu; simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in carrots, vinegar to taste, soy sauce and sesame oil. Serve garnished with scallions.


Ingredient Note: Chinese wheat noodles and rice sticks (dried rice noodles) are quick-cooking and can be found in the Asian-food section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
7g Fat
26g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 6438IU 129%
Vitamin C 30mg 33%
Folate 64mcg 16%
Sodium 892mg 39%
Calcium 236mg 18%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 377mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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