Soul Soothing Miso Ramen SoupJun 27 2012 by
We all have those days where everything just goes wrong or we don’t feel well or it’s just Monday and going back to bed sounds like heaven. Days like that call for soup – but not just any soup – Miso Ramen Soup! One bowl and your worries will be gone. This stuff is powerful. It’s amazing how good you feel after just one bowl! Maybe it’s the fact that miso is bursting with health benefits. Not only does it contain healthy doses of vitamin E, vitamin B12 and protein but it also has been shown to reduce the risk of breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer. Miso has a very alkalizing effect on the body and strengthens the immune system to combat infection. Its high antioxidant activity gives it anti-aging properties as well. It’s the new ‘chicken soup’ for the soul!
- 1 1/2 cups Shiitake Mushroom Broth, hot but not boiling
- 1 tbsp sweet white miso or a blend of your favorite misos
- 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari (if you follow a gluten free diet make sure to use a gluten free sauce)
- 1/2 tbsp neutral oil (sunflower, safflower or grape seed work well)
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels (if frozen thaw first)
- 1/8 cup julienned carrots
- 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced or roughly chopped
- small handful bean sprouts
- 3-4 ounces cooked ramen noodles of your choice *see notes
- 1 green onion, thinly shaved, optional garnish
- Heat a medium sauté pan over medium high heat, add the oil and when hot, sauté the garlic and onions until nicely browned and caramelized. Add the corn and carrots and continue cooking until tender.
- While the vegetables are cooking add the miso to the broth and stir until completely dissolved. The broth should be hot but not boiling as this would decrease some of the nutritional properties of the miso.
- Add the soy sauce and noodles to the broth and stir well. Add the bean sprouts and top with the sautéed vegetables.
- Garnish the top with green onions and serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional info not available at this time.
This recipe makes one serving but you can easily adjust the amounts to make as many servings as you require.
There are many different types of organic ramen noodles on the market that are not only healthy but delicious too. Your local health store should carry a couple of different kinds but if not head down to your local Asian market and see what you can find. I used this particular brand and really liked it!
Feel free to add or subtract any veggies to the soup that you’d like. I’ve added sugar snap peas, mushrooms, napa cabbage – it’s completely up to you.