Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup that is truly heart warming. Made from fermented steamed soy beans with salt and the fungus aspergillus oryzae, miso has a unique umami taste. This soup is also a great way to use up any older vegetables that need eating. If you are really hungry, add rice noodles for something more substantial!
- Bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add the mushrooms and seaweed, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 4 minutes.
- Stir the miso paste and soy sauce together in a small bowl; add to the broth along with the tofu and continue cooking for 1 minute more.
- Pour the soup into bowls.
- Top with the green onions to serve.
- 1 litre vegetable broth
- 120g firm tofu, diced
- 5 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1-2 tbsp organic miso paste (white or yellow miso)
- 1-2 tsp wakame, seaweed, or sliced nori
- 4 tsp gluten free or regular soy sauce