Nourishing Thai Noodle Soup



Delicate herbs combine to make a delicious and light soup. This is the soup to enjoy when you feel under the weather. It is a power house of  nourishing foods that your body so desperately needs for healing when sick. You can enjoy this tasty soup any time of course.

Let’s briefly look at these amazing healing ingredients.

Bone Broth

I made a simple broth by simmering chicken backs for 12 hours. When cooked on low for hours in a crock pot or on the stove the results yield  flavorful broth full of gelatin, sulphates. glucosamine, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, silicon, phosphorus and trace minerals that are easily absorbed into the body. These properties aid in soothing colds, sore throats and stuffy noses, treating arthritis and joint pain, cancer, tuberculosis, muscle disease, peptic ulcers and infectious diseases.

Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass is a mild sedative, which promotes sleep. The essential oil of lemon grass is used to soothe fevers.


Garlic is a first rate anti-biotic. It is one of the first things I reach for when I have a cold coming on.


Ginger is a natural expectrant, losing the phlegm making it easier to breathe. It also maintains normal blood circulation, helping prevent chilis and fevers.


Spearmint is good for headaches and sore throats.

Red Chili

The capsaicin is not chili peppers helps to relieve headaches by opening up the blood vessels that constrict causing headaches. It also it very good for clearing up sinus congestion.

Cilantro, Green Onions, and Thai Basil 

These three herbs all have wonderful health benefits as well while not pertaining specificity to colds their main purpose in this soup os flavor.

Coconut Milk

The lauric acid found in coconut milk has germ fightin anti-bactrial and anti-fungal properties. Vitamins C and E found in the milk help build the immune system. It’s good for so many other things but that is a post on it’s own.

Real Salt

When you are sick it is easy to become dehydrated. Unrefined salt such as Real Salt add much needed electrolytes back into your body. I use Real Salt in my electrolyte drink.

Nourishing Thai Noodle Soup
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A savory Thai soup to nourish and heal the body.
  • 4 quarts chicken bone broth
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 pack rice noodles
  • Garnish
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup thai basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  1. Add the chicken stock, dried red chilies, ginger, and lemon grass to a large stock pot. Simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the chilies, ginger and lemon grass. (You can compost them or throw them away.)
  3. Add the coconut milk and crushed garlic. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the rice noodles in the pot, turn off heat and cover. Wait about five mintues or until the noodles have softened.
  5. Serve and garnish with the cilantro, green onions and thai basil.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 288 Fat: 13g Saturated fat: 11g Unsaturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 29g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 2271mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 20g Cholesterol: 0mg

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. What brand of rice noodles do you use?

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      This last time I used Thai Kitchen but normally I use whatever brand I come across when I go to an Asain market.

  2. This looks so yummy, Katie Mae! We make a soup with similar ingredients and have dubbed it “Sniffles Soup”. I’ve never added spearmint to soup, but we have an abundance and I’d like to try it!


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