Miso Vegetable Soup

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

A Heart-Healthy Soup Recipe

  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 10-15 mushrooms, cut in quarters
  • 4 tsp. miso (found in any specialty foods store or Asian supermarket)
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice or barley
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Bay leaf (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, watercress, or scallions, chopped (optional)

Bring water to boil and add chopped onions, carrots, and garlic; cover and simmer until tender. Meanwhile, saute mushrooms gently in sesame oil and add them to water. Add miso and simmer for five to ten minutes; do not boil. Add pepper, salt, bay leaf, and dash of sesame or olive oil if desired. Add rice or barley. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, scallions, or watercress.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 80, Fat 3 g, Sodium 160 mg, Carbs 12 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 3 g

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