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Prepare a homemade Thai pot noodle in your student accommodation

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Pot noodles appear to be a safe haven for students, after all a bit of hot water is all you need. But have you ever wondered whether you could re­-create a homemade pot noodle in your student accommodation, yet actually make it taste nice? This version tastes so amazingly fresh and vibrant, not to mention the fact that the bowl of authentic Thai flavours is virtually fat-free too!

Ingredients:

vegetable stock (750ml)
chunk of fresh ginger
½ red chilli
3 cloves of garlic
1 stick of lemon grass
2 Kaffir lime leaves
handful of button mushrooms
two bunches of rice noodles
raw king prawns (150g)
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 lime
1 pak choi
bunch of fresh coriander
couple of spring onions

How to cook:

make up the vegetable stock using boiling water and a stock cube if you don’t have fresh.
peel and finely chop or grate the garlic, ginger and chilli.
fry them all in a shot of vegetable oil in the bottom of a large pan for 1 minute or so to release their flavours and aromas.
pour in the warmed vegetable stock and bring to a gentle simmer.
bruise the lemon grass with the back of a knife and add to the soup with the lime leaves.
slice the mushrooms thinly and add these to the simmering stock.
dump the noodles, fish sauce and juice of the lime, stir well and simmer for about 3 minutes.
add the prawns and stir through with the pak choi, coriander and spring onions, simmering for just a minute or so more.
splash in a glug of coconut milk as you serve if you prefer (optional).

Serves 2

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