- 5 c
- vegetable broth
- scallions (trimmed, green and white parts, thinly sliced)
- kombu strips (each 3 x 5 inches, optional)
- 8 oz
- tofu (soft or medium, drained, patted dry, finely diced)
- 2 T
- miso (plus up to 2 more tablespoons)
A light and healthful dinner. Simple to prepare, though very restorative. Miso, a fermented food, aids digestion and is rich in Vitamin B and trace minerals. Tasty, as well as beneficial for the immune system.
Combine the stock with the scallions and kombu, if using, in a soup pot. Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Stir in the tofu. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes longer, then remove the kombu.
Place the miso in a small bowl or measuring cup and stir in a few tablespoons of warm water until the miso dissolves, just enough to make it pourable. Stir the miso-water mixture into the pot of broth, and remove from heat. Taste, and add more dissolved miso if desire. Serve at once.
Miso is a wonderfully healthful food, particularly for those undergoing chemotherapy, as it combats nausea. Never bring miso to a boil, however, as the heat will destroy its beneficial enzymes.