If you are looking for quick dinner ideas, this SO simple miso soup is killer. Unlike the average appetizer in the restaurants, it’s filled with extra vegetables and served in a bigger bowl. I guess you can call it a one pot meal?
I remember when my concept of cooking was boiling water for top ramen or heating up pre-made Trader Joe’s food. I learned very quickly from Steph, that a high sodium diet will keep you from achieving so many of your goals. It was making me tired, thirsty, lazy, and sluggish when it came to working out.
My alternative to an Asian fave, Miso Ramen, is my go-to miso soup. You can make it in under 30 minutes and if you are scared about stepping into an Asian market to get miso paste, you can easily find a small tub at your local Whole Foods or health food store. Stretch yourself and explore new ingredients in the kitchen. It’s really not that bad.
8 cups water
2” fresh ginger, sliced thick
2 star anise
¼ cup organic miso paste
Handful of wakame or kombu seaweed (not the kind you use for sushi) – optional
1 egg, raw
3 cups bok choy, washed and roughly chopped
2 cups cauliflower (or other veggies), in small florets
2 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
4 soft boiled eggs, shelled
1 cup wild rice (or other rice or noodles) – optional
NOTE: you can also add organic tofu cubes if you’d like as well
- In a large pot, boil water with ginger slices, star anise, and seaweed. Once it comes to a boil, reduce to medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Add chopped bok choy and cauliflower, and cook until tender.
- In a small bowl take about 1/2 cup of the broth and add the miso paste to it. Using the back of your spoon, mix the paste and broth together until it becomes smooth.
- Pour the smooth miso paste concentrate into the water and stir.
- To thicken the broth, crack one raw egg into the broth and stir to break apart.
- Sprinkle white pepper, then taste. (NOTE: white pepper is strong, so if you don’t like spicy, keep it to a minimum).
- Add pre-cooked and shelled boiled egg to the broth to reheat.
- Remove ginger slices and star anise, then serve over a scoop of wild rice or soba noodles. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and green onions. Enjoy!
(It also makes for great left overs)
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