Shirataki noodles (aka Shirataki Yam Noodles) are considered miracle noodles, as they are gluten-free, calorie-free and contain very little carbohydrates! They contain much glucomannan (soluble) fiber which is nature’s riches source of fiber. Soluble fiber is suggested for prevention and alleviation of IBS symptoms. Shirataki noodles are made from the Japanese Konjac plant. They make the noodles plain or with tofu. Tofu is supposed to have a closer texture to regular pasta, but is soy based, therefore, I use the plain. You can throw together a quick soup made with shiratki noodles and whatever else you have on hand. This soup makes a great light lunch! You can use whatever meat you desire. I used grilled chicken breast. Below you will find a brand of gluten-free tamari (soy) sauce and a non-soy based substitute. In addition, I included a soy sauce substitute recipe! This is one of my favorite low-calorie gluten free soup recipes. Enjoy!
A gluten free soup recipe made with an almost zero carb noodle, known as miracle noodles.
- 1/2 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/8 cup or 2 Tablespoons yellow onion, chopped finely
- 1/2 cup celery and leaves, chopped finely
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free low-sodium tamari or soy sauce (San-J tamari sauce is gluten-free); or use Coconut Aminos (soy-free); or Soy-Free Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe.
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or a little fresh grated ginger
- 2 cups gluten-free low sodium chicken broth
- 1 package (7.05 oz.) shirataki noodles
- 1 grilled chicken breast, torn into bite size pieces
- Pepper, to taste
- Preheat medium size pot with with sesame oil.
- Add onion, celery (and fresh ginger, if using). Saute for about 3 minutes. Leave the celery a little crunchy. It adds a nice texture and will cook a little more once the broth is added.
- Add broth, soy sauce and ginger.
- Cook for about 5-10 minutes, giving the noodles a chance to absorb some of the flavors and vegetables have reached their desired tenderness.
- You may cut the noodles up before or after serving.
- Serve warm.
You may add your favorite vegetables: broccoli, greens, etc., or other meat choice such as beef or pork.