4-6packagesMushroomsWhatever you like Button, Portobello, Oyster
1ounceDried Shiitake mushrooms
3Carrots (cut into chunks)
1Onion (cut into chunks)
1large piece - KelpKombu
4 -Bay Leaves
2Inch piece Ginger
2teaspoonsChinese five spice powder
2tablespoonsOlive Oilextra virgin for best results
Spinach or Bok Choy
In a large, heat proof bowl. Add the kelp and dried mushrooms. Cover with 2 cups of boiling water to rehydrate the mushroom (reserve this broth for later use in recipe). This should sit for an hour to get all the umani flavor.
Making the stock
In a very large pot (like a dutch oven) add 3 cups of water and the 3 cups of vegetable broth.
Prepare fresh mushrooms by separating mushroom caps and mushroom stems to be used in broth base. Reserving the caps for later use.
Roughy chop the following; mushroom stems, carrots, onion, ginger, bay leaves, tamari soy and add to pot along with five spice powder. Note: in making the stock we will be discarding these vegetables. Bring to boil around 5 minutes and then reduce to simmer. Cover and let simmer for 60 minutes.
In a large skillet add reserved mushroom caps, salt and pepper. Sauté mushrooms about 5 minutes until pan is dry. Reduce heat and cook another 10 minutes until mushroom are crisp. Set aside.
Return to step 1, the bowl of kelp and dried mushrooms. Reserving the liquid. Strain kelp and rehydrated mushrooms. Discard kelp. Add reserved liquid to pot of broth. Lastly chop and add rehydrated mushrooms to skillet. Cook another 5 minutes
Add lime juice and bring mixture to boil then turn off heat.
Cook rice noodles
Put finished noodles in a bowl, add broth and garnish with red pepper flakes and parsley