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Mason Jar Asian Noodles Soup

It's the time of the year that everyone can appreciate a good soup in a jar recipe. You can't go wrong with this Mason Jar Asian Noodles Soup recipe either. Super simple to toss together, then when you're just about ready to enjoy it, just add water and let it steep to bring all the Asian flavors together in this fine soup in a jar recipe.

One of the ideas that stirred up this site was looking for simple meals that could be made in jars to eat and enjoy at a later time. Sometimes, you just need convenience and soup in a mason jar is just that- CONVENIENT.

But we didn't want to bring you the same ol recipes you can find anywhere, we wanted to ALSO bring you interesting ones, ones that still excite your tastebuds and get you truly excited for that next meal.

This Asian Noodles in a jar recipe was inspired by a little pho food, a little japanese soup and just a love for Asian food in general. This soup really brings out some crisp, yummy vegetables and serves you with the perfect noodles for your soup.

You can easily add protein or more veggies to this recipe too. So versatile, so customizable, so, so, soooo YUMMMY!!! We love our Fortune Noodles Stir Fry recipe too- if it's got an Asian flair or flavor, it's always a hit.

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Asian Noodles SOup in a Jar

Why You'll Love It

  • So easy and convenient - great for any day of the week 
  • Inexpensive
  • Asian flair to your meal
  • Easy way to add in veggies to your diet
  • Customizable
  • Saves your wallet from eating out expenses
  • All you have to do is just add water

Ingredients Needed

Get all the info for these simple ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • chili garlic sauce
  • soy sauce
  • sugar snap peas
  • shredded carrots
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • green onions; chopped
  • radishes; sliced into rounds
  • bundle saifun bean threads
  • water

Kitchen Tools

Measuring cups and spoons

Mason jar for storing/serving

(We used a 32 oz jar but you can use 16 oz if you want to have less broth)

Chopsticks

Way to warm water (like Keurig or Tea Pot)

How To Make Mason Jar Noodles

  1. Place chili sauce and soy sauce at the bottom of the jar. Add in bean thread noodles.
  2. Add in shredded carrots and mushrooms. Place the sugar peas in the jar around the noodles. Add in the radishes and green onions. Place top on jar.
  3. When ready to eat pour hot, boiling water to the top of the jar and place the lid on it. Let steep for 20 minutes. You may use hot water from a Keurig, coffee pot, or tea water warmer.
  4. After it has sat 20 minutes stir well with chopsticks allowing the flavors of the sauces to come up from the bottom.

All About Soup In A Jar

This is a really simple meal prep solution. You can easily make this ahead of time for an essential meal prepping recipe. All you have to do later is add water to your soup in a jar and it's ready to go.

This is the best Mason jar soup recipe- just add water when ready to serve.

This is easily customizable, omit ingredients you don't like, add more of your favorites.

What Are Saifun Bean Threads?

Saifun bean threads, or Asian Noodles, can also be called cellophane noodles. They're very thin noodles, made from the starch of mung beans.

When you cook them in water, they turn slippery and clear.

Do You Have To Cook Bean Threads?

Unlike many other noodles, you don't have to boil these noodles to cook them. You just have to soak them in water. These noodles are very tough when not cooked, so you should make sure to soak them before enjoying them.

Letting them steep in your soup jar with the hot water is exactly what they need to be the best noodles for this recipe.

Are bean threads instant noodles? 

No, bean threads are not instant noodles. Instant noodles are usually made of wheat or some type of flour, while bean threads are made from the starch of mung beans.

While both kinds of noodles require some sort of soaking to be cooked, instant noodles don't need as much soaking time as bean threads. Soaking times for bean threads vary from 5 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the desired texture.

Are instant noodles healthy?

Instant noodles (not used in this recipe) tend not to be very healthy. Instant noodles are the ones usually served in one of those cup of noodles or packages of hard ramen. They don't tend to be very nutritious and if you use the flavor packets, like most people, those are jammed with preservatives and additives.

If you use our bean threads and our recipe, this is a much healthier alternative to those traditional instant noodle soups.

Where Do You Buy Cellophane Noodles?

You can get these Asian Noodles in just about any grocery store that has an ethnic food grocery section. You can also go to your local Asian food market or buy them online.

Chopsticks with asian soup noodles.

What order I layer the ingredients in?

For this noodle soup, start by adding in your sauces at the bottom followed by your bean thread noodles. Then move on to the fresh vegetables and then when ready to eat, add your hot water, close the lid and let it sit to cook the noodles.

How Do You Store Your Soup?

Store your soup in your Mason Jar. If not eating right away, it can be stored at room temperature.

Once you've added the hot water and let it steep, if you're not going to eat it all at once, you can store it in the jar in the refrigerator for up to a day. The veggies may start to get soggy though.

How Long Is Your Soup Good For?

Before you add water to your soup, you can let it sit for up to 5 days on the counter at room temperature. You need to check the vegetables and make sure they're still good before adding the hot water and enjoying your soup.

Once you've made the soup with the water and it has cooked the noodles, then the soup needs to be stored in the fridge for up to a day- don't forget that the vegetables may start to get soggy if storing in the water.

See, this really is the perfect meal prep recipe for your busy workweek. Pair it with one of your favorite mason jar salads and your mason jar noodles just got even more delicious!

What jar should I use? 

This is a pretty important question! For this easy mason jar noodles recipe, we used a 32 ounce mason jar. If you want less broth, you can use a 16 ounce jar. If you have a different set of soup jars that you prefer, feel free to use those for your homemade noodle cups of soup!

How to reheat mason jar Asian noodles soup

You can reheat your soup in a sauce pan on the stove until warmed through.

Additionally, you can reheat the soup in a container without metal in the microwave until warmed through.

Remember that it is common for your vegetables to become soggy, especially when storing and reheating.

Freezing Instructions

You can freeze this mason jar soup if desired. The easiest way to do this is to just use the jar you made it in. Once the soup has completely cooled down, you can add the lid and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure that you leave enough room in the jar (head space) for the soup to expand a bit while freezing. 

Let the soup thaw and reheat it or just remove the metal lid and reheat in the microwave until warmed through again. This can take about 7-8 minutes. 

That's one of the great things about soup in a jar recipes- they're already ready for storing in the fridge or freezer!

Recipe Variations

The next time you go to make your noodle jars, here are a few things you can change up and see if you like: 

  • To increase protein, feel free to add in cooked chicken or eggs. They pair well with these other ingredients.
  • To make it sweet, add a Tablespoon of honey or brown sugar. You could also try agave, maple syrup or Stevia.
  • Trade out your chili garlic sauce for some pineapple sweet chili sauce for a sweeter soup. You could even that out with some fresh lime juice.
  • Swap the regular soy sauce for light soy sauce or coconut aminos. 
  • For even more texture and a bit of flavor, add a dash of sesame oil with your soy and chili sauce and then add some sesame seeds when adding the water. 
  • Want to use different types of noodles? No problem! Pick your favorite noodles to go with your favorite ingredients and feel free to change things up. This may change the time that is needed for the noodles to cook, but it's an easy way to make nutritious meals that the whole family will enjoy.

Other Recipes In A Jar

If you loved this mason jar asian noodles soup recipe, you'll love these other fun recipes in jars.

Try our Pumpkin Parfaits (shared by the Ball Canning Company- so you know it's good!)

Enjoy any of our other soup recipes in a jar.

Grab any of the soup mixes in a jar too. They're easy and ready to go meals in a jar, just like this one.

Asian Noodles SOup in a Jar

Mason Jar Asian Noodles Soup

It's the time of the year that everyone can appreciate a good soup in a jar recipe. You can't go wrong with this Mason Jar Asian Noodles Soup recipe either. Super simple to toss together, then when you're just about ready to enjoy it, just add water and let it steep to bring all the asian flavors together in this fine soup in a jar recipe.
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Mason Jar Asian Noodles Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Steep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 sugar snap peas
  • cup shredded carrots
  • 5 to 7 shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 green onion chopped
  • 2 radishes sliced into rounds
  • 1 bundle saifun bean threads

Instructions

  • Place chili sauce and soy sauce at the bottom of the jar. Add in bean thread noodles.
  • Add in shredded carrots and mushrooms. Place the sugar peas in the jar around the noodles. Add in the radishes and green onions. Place top on jar.
  • When ready to eat pour in hot water to the top of the jar and place the lids on it.
  • Let steep for 20 minutes. You may use hot water from a keurig, coffee pot, or tea water warmer.
  • After it has sat 20 minutes stir well with chopsticks allowing the flavors of the sauces to come up from the top.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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