Soup is something I usually make when I feel myself getting sick or I am sick and no one else in the house can cook (sigh). Due to that reason, I want my soup recipes to be as simple and quick as possible, but still packed with immune boosting ingredients. This soup with kimchi and tofu requires minimal prep and pre-made ingredients that you can just pour into the pot.
This recipe was inspired by Bon Appetit, with some personal adjustments.
Medium soup pot
1 TB vegetable oil
3 scallions, white and pale green chopped (or speed things up with this nifty scissor)
3 garlic cloves (food processor)
1 TB minced ginger
14 oz jar of pre-made kimchi
12.3 oz firm tofu, sliced into small cubes
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cube knorr fish stock
3 tablespoons gochujang (substitute: Any garlic chili paste)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1) Heat oil in a large soup pot over high heat. Cook white and pale-green parts of scallions, garlic, and ginger, stirring often, until softened and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
2) Add broth, then whisk in gochujang and soy sauce. Add the entire jar of kimchi and sliced tofu. Simmer until tofu is heated through and soft. Add salt and more gochujang to taste.
Serve with rice.