3 Simple Recipes for Instant Rice Noodle Soup

May 31, 2019 Updated: June 3, 2019

Rice noodle soup is a simple, quick, and easy meal, customizable with any variety of toppings you like. CookSee’s Korean-style instant rice noodles make it even easier to put together a delicious meal in an instant.

CookSee Rice Noodle Soup, distributed by South Korea-based company Han’s Korea, features instant noodles that are made with soft and chewy Korean rice, and are air-dried, instead of oil-fried like instant ramen. As a result, they’re lower in calories and significantly lower in fat, and are also more easily digestible. As a bonus, they won’t turn rancid as oil-fried ramen noodles will, and thus have an even longer shelf life.

The convenient packages of noodles and soup base come in four flavors: Anchovy, Spicy Seafood, Hot and Spicy (a mix of anchovy and beef broth), and Kimchi. 

Here are three easy recipes to make with CookSee Rice Noodle Soup.

Rice Noodles With Shrimp and Zucchini

rice noodle soup with shrimp and zucchini
Rice noodle soup with shrimp, zucchini, and egg.

Serves 1

  • 1 zucchini
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2–3 medium shrimp
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package CookSee Rice Noodle Soup, Anchovy flavor
  • Slices of fresh chili pepper, for garnish

Prepare the toppings: Cut the zucchini into thirds, peel each section, and slice the peels into thin strips. Heat about a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a small frying pan and saute the sliced zucchini until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt, to taste. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add another tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan, along with the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and saute until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

Beat the egg with a pinch of salt. Add another tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan and pour in the beaten egg. Let cook in a thin layer, undisturbed. Flip and let cook through. Remove from pan and slice into thin strips.

Prepare the noodles: Open the package of rice noodle soup, pour in the seasoning packet, and add hot water to the marked line. Cover the lid and let sit for 3 minutes.

Pour the soup and noodles into a bowl and top with zucchini, egg, shrimp, and chili pepper slices. Serve.

Rice Noodles With Beef and Chili Oil

rice noodle soup with beef
Rice noodle soup with beef and chili oil.

Serves 1

  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for cooking
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 ounces ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 package CookSee Rice Noodle Soup, Spicy flavor
  • 1 soft-boiled egg
  • Chopped scallion, green parts only, for garnish

Make the chili oil: Heat 5 tablespoons vegetable oil until bubbling, let it cool for 30 seconds, and pour over the chili powder. When it bubbles up, stir with a spoon to combine. Set aside.

Prepare the toppings: Finely dice the onion. Add vegetable oil to a heated pan and add the onion, sauteing briefly. Add the ground beef and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until cooked through. Remove from heat.

Prepare the noodles: Open the package of rice noodle soup, pour in the seasoning packet, and add hot water to the marked line. Cover the lid and let sit for 3 minutes.

Pour the soup and noodles into a bowl and top with beef and onion mixture, half of a soft-boiled egg, chopped scallions, and a spoonful of chili oil. Serve.

Rice Noodles With Kimchi and Sesame Chicken

rice noodle soup with kimchi
Rice noodle soup with kimchi and shredded chicken.

Serves 1

  • 1 ounce kimchi
  • 1 small chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 package CookSee Rice Noodle Soup, Kimchi flavor
  • Chopped scallion, green parts only, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Prepare the toppings: Cut the kimchi into small pieces.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the chicken breasts in the boiling water for 20 minutes. Remove from pot, let cool, and shred into small pieces with your hands. Season with salt, pepper, and sesame oil, to taste. Use your hands to mix well.

Prepare the noodles: Open the package of rice noodle soup, pour in the seasoning packet, and add hot water to the marked line. Cover the lid and let sit for 3 minutes.

Pour the soup and noodles into a bowl and top with kimchi, shredded chicken, chopped scallions, and sesame seeds. Serve.

CookSee Rice Noodle Soup can be found in Korean supermarkets across the U.S. and online via Amazon.

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