Miso Soup is a staple is everyday Japanese cuisine. This recipe is made with the standard ingredients such as tofu, wakame seaweed, green onions and dashi broth.

Miso Soup

For a while now, I have been having Japanese breakfast, which consists of miso soup (a must have), white rice, rolled omelet, nato or kimchi (for a hit of good bacteria!) and marinated cucumber, along with a cup of either black or green tea (from te company) and a portion of fruit.

I love having Japanese breakfast because its more fulfilling, satisfying and more peaceful to eat?

WHAT IS DASHI?

Dashi is a Japanese stock, which is used throughout all of the dishes. (most commonly would be miso soup!) It was traditionally made by simmering kombu (kelp) and bonito (dried fish flakes), but if you are busy, you can also buy it in powder form which can be easily dissolve with a bit of hot water.

I absolutely love this soup, it is so comforting! (I can literally live off of just having a bowl of soup with rice and I will be happy!) Anyway, let’s learn about the ingredients in this dish and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.

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BENEFITS:

Wakame:

  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • High in iodine, which is beneficial for those with thyroid conditions.
  • Lowers blood sugar level.
  • Aids in weight loss.
  • Prevent water loss in skin.

Dashi:

  • Prevent hypertension.
  • Strengten liver function.
  • Help with fatigue
  • Relax the eyes.

Miso Paste:

References:

—. “8 Surprising Health Benefits of Wakame Seaweed.” Healthline, 10 Oct. 2018, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wakame.

Petre, Alina M. “Why Miso Is Incredibly Healthy.” Healthline, 17 June 2017, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-miso-is-healthy#TOC_TITLE_HDR_6.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Miso Soup (GF)

Miso Soup is a staple is everyday Japanese cuisine. This recipe is made with the the standard ingredients such as tofu, wakame seaweed, green onions and dashi broth.
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Low Calorie, Oil Free, Seaweed, Tofu
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Yu-Hua Golnick

Ingredients

  • 3 cup water
  • 2 tsp dashi powder
  • 3 tbsp miso paste
  • ¼ cup wakame seaweed
  • ½ cup tofu cubes
  • 1 green onion, sliced

Instructions

  • Soak wakami with warm water in a bowl for about 5 minutes and drain.
  • Pour water into a saucepan and bring to a soft boil. Add Japanese dashi Soup Stock and whisk to dissolve. Turn the heat off.
  • Add miso paste into the stock and whisk until miso paste is completely dissolved.
  • Return soup to a simmer, be careful not to boil the miso soup. Add the tofu and wakame and cook for another minute or until heated thoroughly. Remove the saucepan from the heat and ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

Notes

Miso soup is super versatile, you can also drop in vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, tomatos…ect

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