Ingredients- 2 people
-Spring onions-3 finely chopped into small rounds, Garlic 1 clove
-Shitake mushrooms (I use dried-3 each person)- soaked for 20 mins. Sliced.
-1 large carrot-Finely chopped into small quartered slices
-Ginger-Grate with skin on then squeeze out all the juice by hand. 1 inch
-Miso paste- either Brown rice miso or Barley Miso-2 tsp per person (to taste)
-Coconut oil-2-3 teaspoons
-(Rice Noodles- leave out if you want a lighter soup or starter)-1 block dried.
Cabbage/Kale any quick cooking veg you want to pop in!
Cashews-handful-soak with seaweed.
Soak the Shitake and seaweed in a cereal bowl full of water
Gently heat saucepan (large) with coconut oil add carrot, onion, garlic. Soften.
Add the now soft and expanded mushrooms and seaweed including the soaking water. Add an additional pint and half of water (more if adding the optionals)
Add tofu/cashews if desired/other greens if desired
Boil for 5 mins
Add noodles, simmer for 2 mins
Turn off heat and cover
Dissolve Miso in tablespoon or so of cold water until runnier paste
Add this as serving into each bowl and check flavour, appox 2 teaspoon per bowl. Alternatively if you have not made too much (i.e. enough for meal next day)- stir this into the saucepan and check flavoured enough. Add more if desired-2 teaspoon per person as a guide measure.
(N.b don’t add Miso to boiling soup as denature all the goodness in the Miso- hence if planning to reheat the next day add to bowl not saucepan.)