Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl

This is a nutritious full meal in a bowl, which might be particularly comforting when you’re on the edge of a cold or after an early-morning zazen meditation. For an authentic Japanese flavor, add a large piece of kombu seaweed to the broth.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 oz.) udon noodles
  • 3½ cups mushroom broth
  • 1½ tsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 baby bok choy, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 block (12 oz.) silken tofu, cubed
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup fresh spinach

Directions

  • Cook noodles in boiling water until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and divide into four serving bowls and set aside.
  • In a large pot, combine broth, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. Add bok choy, mushrooms, and tofu and cook just until veggies are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add bean sprouts and spinach and simmer for 1 more minute until spinach has wilted. Remove from heat and drizzle with sesame oil.
  • Divide soup into the four bowls containing cooked noodles and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 oz.) udon noodles
  • 3½ cups mushroom broth
  • 1½ tsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 baby bok choy, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 block (12 oz.) silken tofu, cubed
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup fresh spinach

Directions

  • Cook noodles in boiling water until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and divide into four serving bowls and set aside.
  • In a large pot, combine broth, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. Add bok choy, mushrooms, and tofu and cook just until veggies are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add bean sprouts and spinach and simmer for 1 more minute until spinach has wilted. Remove from heat and drizzle with sesame oil.
  • Divide soup into the four bowls containing cooked noodles and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories470
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium2100mg
Total Carbohydrate82g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars15g
Protein22g