I am a huge fan of one-pot meals that I can just separate into multiple tupperwares and take with me for lunch every day. One of my old go-to recipes is chickpeas with baby spinach, but honestly I’m a bit sick of it.
Even though it’s been 100+ degrees here in Texas, I still enjoy a light soup. It’s so soothing, and according to macrobiotic eating, it’s a vital part to starting a meal. Here’s a new favorite – my take on miso soup, more like a stew, with some extra greens, protein, and noodles.
Miró’s Miso Soup
- 4+ cups miso broth (can use packets or powder)
- 2 bunches bok choy
- Udon noodles
- 1 carton mushrooms
- 1 box tofu
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sesame oil (or any other cooking oil)
Makes at least 4 meals
- Make the miso broth, about 4 cups if you want a more stew-like outcome or add more to make it more soupy.
- Set aside one cup of miso broth.
- Separate the bok choy stalks from the leaves. Chop the stalks into 1 inch pieces.
- Cube the tofu, slice the mushrooms, and cut the bok choy leaves into smaller pieces.
- Put a large frying pan over medium-high heat and after about a minute, lightly coat the bottom of the pan with the sesame oil. Then add the bok choy stems and the tofu. Cook for 3+ minutes until the bok choy starts to soften a bit.
- Pour half a cup of broth into the pan and add the mushrooms and bok choy leaves. Be sure to stir everything up with some salt and pepper. At this point I like to cover the pan with a lid. A wok lid is great because it steams everything nicely.
- When the bok choy leaves start to turn a vibrant green, add another half cup of broth. You can consider them cooked at this point, but I usually go longer. Keep going if you want the leaves a little less al dente. Leave covered for about 5 to 10 minutes and stir occasionally, adding chopped scallions towards the end.
- In the meantime, boil water for the noodles and cook as specified on the package.
- Drain the noodles and shake excess water off.
- Put the stew mixture in the noodle pot, add the rest of the broth, and put the noodles back in.
- Stir and add more seasoning if needed.
- Eat up!