Miso Soup Basic

MISO SOUP BASIC

This basic recipe is a simple version of the classic miso soup you’ll find served in Japanese restaurants.

Ingredients:

4 cups water

1/3 cup miso

3 green onions (scallions), chopped

1 tbsp shredded nori or hydrated wakame seaweed

1/2 block firm silken tofu, cut into 1 inch cubes

dash soy sauce (optional)

1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional)

Preparation:

Bring water to a slow simmer and add seaweed. Allow to simmer at least 56 minutes.

Reduce heat to very low and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until miso is well dissolved. Its best not to boil the miso, as this will ruin some of it’s healthy properties as well as change the flavor of the soup. Makes 4 servings.

 

ADAPTED FROM:

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/soupssalads/r/MisoSoup.htm