It can be tough to get enough Vitamin D at this time of year when you’re not exposed to much sunlight. The good news is shiitake mushrooms serve as a great source of Vitamin D. Couple this with nutritional powerhouse bok choy, and you’ve got yourself one healthy meal.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 3 ounces (about 15) shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 heads baby bok choy, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 fresh lemon, juiced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: dash of tamari to serve


  1. Saute mushrooms in oil over medium-high heat for about three minutes.
  2. Add bok choy and cook for about three more minutes.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes, and cook until fragrant, about one minute.
  4. Add broth and cook until broth begins to boil.
  5. Add rice noodles and cook until al dente.
  6. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper, to taste.
  7. Add tamari before serving, if desired.

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