Soothing, healthy and comforting soup.
1/2 lb ground pork
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns, crushed
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cumin seeds, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cups chicken broth
1 bunch mustard greens, torn (about 4 cups)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
8 oz wide rice noodles
Also nice to try it with;
beet greens, kale or turnip greens
Mix the pork, garlic, ginger, Sichuan peppercorns, red pepper flakes and cumin in a medium bowl.
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the pork mixture; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon until browned and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the broth and bring to the boil; reduce the heat and simmer until the flavors meld, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add mustard greens, scallions, soy sauce and fish sauce and cook, stirring occasionally until the greens are tender, 5 to 8 minutes, season with salt and black pepper.
Meanwhile cook the rice noodles according to the package directions and drain.
Divide the noodles among the bowls and ladle the soup over