On some days when you do not have the energy and time to make “complex” meals, a quick 30-minute recipe for a quick meal is all you need – at a cheap, ingredients easy to supermarket way.
The Macaroni Soup is I think one of the most easiest way to whip up in a short time and the ingredients involved are the easy grab-and-go at the supermarket.
The ingredients as follows (serves 2-3):
- Some minced pork ($2 worth or less depending on personal preference)
- 2-3 stalks of vegetable such as Xiao Bai Cai or Chye Sim (usually comes in a pack for $1)
- Chicken stock of near half a pot you are cooking in
- 2 cups of Macaroni
- 1 packet of Yong Tau Fu (usually found at tofu section)
How to cook:
- Marinade the minced pork with some salt, pepper and sesame oil. Leave it aside to soak the flavour.
- Wash the vegetables and cut them into little sections.
- Wash the Yong Tau Fu.
- Boil the chicken stock (I’m using one Knorr chicken stock cube in near half a pot of water)
- Once boiling, add 2 cups of Macaroni. Stir it and let it cook.
- Once the macaroni becomes soft yet not cooked, add the Yong Tau Fu.
- 5 minutes later, add the vegetables.
- Once vegetables becomes “soaked”, roll the minced pork into balls of desired size and drop into the pot slowly. Do not stir here or the minced pork will separate.
- Cover up and slow boil.
- Taste the soup. If too salty, add more water and stir.
It’s a light, filling, healthy and satisfying meal. Enjoy!