Easy Miso Udon Noodle Soup

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“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.

Ingredients: 

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.

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Method:

  1. Put stock into a saucepan and add noodles. Bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Throw in protein if raw. Cook for one minute.
  3. Throw in vegetables and any cooked protein and cook for one to two minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Place the spoonful of miso in the bottom of your serving bowl. Add a little of the hot broth, and stir well.
  6. Pour soup into bowl. Add sesame seeds and other flavourings if using.
  7. Eat!

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