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Beggar’s Bundle Soup

Makes 2 servings

Notes: Egg roll wrappers are available in Asian markets and most supermarkets. They may also be labeled pasta wrappers.

 1/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms
 1/4 pound sliced cooked ham
  About 7 green onions (including tops)
 1/2 cup (1/2 of an 8-oz. can) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
 3 cups chopped napa cabbage
 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
 2 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
 4 egg roll wrappers (6 in. square)
 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Step 1

Trim off and discard mushroom stems. Rinse caps, drain, and cut into 1/4-inch slices.

Step 2

Cut ham into thin slivers.

Step 3

Trim off and discard root ends of green onions. Cut off 4 of the longest green spears from onion tops and set aside. Chop white parts of onions and enough of the remaining tops to make 1 cup. Discard remaining tops.

Step 4

In a 5- to 6-quart nonstick pan over high heat, combine mushrooms, ham, 1/2 cup chopped onions, water chestnuts, cabbage, and ginger. Stir often until mixture is lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Spoon into a bowl.

Step 5

Pour 1 cup water and enough of the broth into pan to make liquid 1 inch deep. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 6

Immerse reserved green onion tops in liquid just until wilted, 1/2 to 1 minute. Turn heat to low and set a rack in pan above liquid.

Step 7

Spoon 1/4 of the mushroom mixture onto the center of each egg roll wrapper. Bring corners of wrapper together and tie with a green onion top to enclose filling.

Step 8

Gently set bundles side by side on rack. Cover pan, turn heat to high, and steam until bundles are slightly translucent and egg roll wrappers are firm (cut a small piece from top to test), about 5 minutes.

Step 9

With 2 large spoons, gently transfer 1 or 2 bundles to each of 2 soup bowls. Add remaining broth and green onions to pan, bring to a boil, then ladle into bowls. Sprinkle bundles with cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 253Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.7g9%

Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 1043mg44%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%

Dietary Fiber 4.9g20%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.