“An army travels on its stomach. Soup makes the soldier.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
This quick and easy soup is one of my all-time favourites. It’s healthy, and you can throw it together in a couple of minutes. Perfect for when life is crazy-busy, or when you’re tired and need an easy meal.
1 and 1/2 cups of stock (Chicken, vegetable or fish. I usually use my own chicken bone broth, but even instant stock is fine)
1/2 cup (or to your liking) of fresh udon noodles – obtainable at most Asian grocery stores or bigger supermarkets (or use whatever noodles you prefer)
1 cup of thinly sliced fresh vegetables – whatever is to hand (I used broccoli and asparagus for this soup)
1/2 cup of your choice of diced protein – I used cooked chicken breast, but you can also use fresh raw meat, fish or tofu
1 soup spoon of shiro miso (white miso)
Optional extras: 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds, a teaspoon of dried soup seaweed, a dash of soy sauce or braggs amino acids, a tablespoon of finely chopped spring onions or coriander (cilantro). Note: If you have a good Asian grocery store nearby they may have ready-made jars of rice seasoning sprinkle which will have sesame seeds, seaweed and other yummy flavours to make your soup fun.
- Put stock into a saucepan and add noodles. Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to medium. Throw in protein if raw. Cook for one minute.
- Throw in vegetables and any cooked protein and cook for one to two minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Place the spoonful of miso in the bottom of your serving bowl. Add a little of the hot broth, and stir well.
- Pour soup into bowl. Add sesame seeds and other flavourings if using.