I think Christina must have extended her PJ Party, too! Nah, she just works too hard! Let’s give this girl some love for always bringing it! Feel blessed to have you in my world little Miss WriteonRubee!!

“No luau or family gathering is complete without chicken long rice (made with noodles or “long rice”). It’s a homey side dish with the main ingredients being chicken, Chinese bean thread or glass noodles, chicken stock with plenty of ginger, and greens such as bok choy or green onions. I didn’t measure ingredients for my version, but any recipe for Chicken Long Rice can be turned into a soup by adding more broth.”

Chicken Long Rice Soup

Chicken broth or homemade stock (I used roasted duck stock)
Two cloves of garlic, smashed
Two thick slices of ginger, smashed
Two boneless chicken breasts
Garlic chives sliced on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Bean thread noodles
Soy sauce
Fish sauce
Cilantro to garnish

· Simmer stock with garlic and ginger and poach chicken until tender. Remove garlic and ginger. Remove chicken and shred. Set aside covered with a little broth so it doesn’t dry out.
· While chicken is cooking, soak shiitake mushrooms in warm water for 15 minutes. Discard tough stems. Slice larger ones.
· Soak noodles in warm water for 15 minutes or until softened.
· Heat stock to medium high, add softened bean thread noodles and cook until they are translucent. Season with soy sauce and fish sauce to taste (about a tablespoon per quart). Add garlic chives and chicken. Simmer for a couple more minutes and season with salt and pepper.
· Serve and garnish with chopped cilantro.