This easy-to-make dish is the ultimate midweek comfort food, and full of fragrant Asian flavours
SERVES : 4
COOKS IN : 20 MINUTES
DIFFICULTY : NOT TOO TRICKY
4 spring onions
1 stick of lemongrass , optional
2 cloves of garlic
2 fresh red chillies
a few sprigs of fresh coriander
1 litre organic chicken stock
1 bok choy
225 g raw frozen prawns (defrosted), from sustainable sources
300 g ready-prepared rice vermicelli
1 splash of soy sauce
½ a lime
1.Trim and finely slice the spring onions. Finely slice the lemongrass (if using), peel and finely chop the garlic and deseed and finely slice the chilli. Pick the coriander leaves.
2.Bring the stock to boil in a large saucepan then reduce to a simmer.
3.Separate the bok choy leaves (use other greens or frozen peas instead, if you prefer), rinse them and add to the stock together with the prawns, spring onions, lemongrass and garlic.
4.Cook for a couple of minutes, until the prawns have turned pink and the bok choy has wilted.
5.Divide the vermicelli between 4 bowls and ladle over the soup.
6.Scatter the chilli and coriander on top and season with soy and lime juice.