Basic Miso Soup

    20 minutes

    The two essential ingredients of miso soup are dashi, which is available in granule form, and miso paste. You can experiment with yellow, red or white miso paste - all taste different.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 teaspoons dashi granules, or to taste
    • 1 litre water
    • 3 tablespoons miso paste
    • 1 block silken tofu, diced
    • 2 spring onions, finely sliced diagonally

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine dashi granules and water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and whisk in the miso paste. Stir in tofu and spring onions. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

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    It's better taste with tofu, for healthy! And we, japanese cook miso soup with various vesitables, for example, tofu & onion,spinach, or taro & carrot. From Yuko in Japan  -  27 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Honest - this is the real thing. The secret is the Dashi granules. I'm a teacher and had a Japanese student bring me the box his mom used to make their miso soup. Had to go to a Japanese market to get it - but it was worth it. They do sell miso with dashi flavoring - which I used. I used soft tofu, and added some sliced ginger while heating the soup. It was just like my local restaurant - and I'm so glad I can make it cheaper than the $1.50 they charge for a small bowl. Will fix it often! Miso is supposed to be very healthy. High sodium, though. The market sold low-sodium miso - may try that when I'm out of the current one.  -  06 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Really great miso soup! We had enjoyed a delicious miso soup at a Sushi restaurant in Cleveland,OH and I was trying to come close to that. We actually thought this one was better. I used a red miso paste, firm tofu, green onions, and 4 thinly sliced Shitake mushrooms. Will be making this often... Oh, I bought the miso paste and dashi from since our small town grocery stores don't carry these items.  -  09 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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