Claire Allen's Dumpling Noodle Soup PICTURE: Supplied
Noddles get a bad rap and it's mostly due to them being one of the staples of student's diets. But there's still so much that can be done with noodles. 

When cooked well, it’s hard to resist a warm bowl of noodles. Sometimes it’s the most convenient thing to eat, it’s cheap and easy to prepare. And while they can get a little boring, let’s be honest, simply adding hot water to your noodles and spice just doesn’t do them any justice. 

We asked chef and former Masterchef contestant, Claire Allen to share a recipe on how you can pimp up your two minute noodles

Dumpling Noodle Soup
“Most supermarkets and all Asian grocers sell big bags of frozen dumplings with pork or prawn or vegetable or all three”, said Allen.

Ingredients

1tsp ginger
1tsp chilli
1tsp garlic 
100g onion
1 cup of beef stock
250g mixture of sliced snow peas, carrots and cabbage
Soya sauce to serve

Method
Make a broth by frying up a little ginger, chilli, garlic and onion.
Add beef stock in the pot; add a handful of dumplings, your noodles and a selection of vegetables. 
Cook for 2 minutes and serve with soya sauce.