It also works well as gingered tofu and rice soup.
I just cooked the rice separately in the rice cooker and put a bit in the bottom of each bowl before ladeling the noodle-less soup in. That way it doesn't soak up all the broth and take over the city.
Bonus track: Your toddler will actually eat this version (if you cut the chicken and veggies and tofu really tiny) because there's none of that slimy, stringy, offensive, unacceptable pasta floating around in the bowl.
"Nice rice," says the Bean.