Today we are going to share with you how you can easily and inexpensively make our version of miso soup. Not only is this recipe super-duper easy, fairly cheap (think $0.15 per serving), and extremely tasty, the best news is, you don’t have to have miso to make it!
My mother-in-law actually first came up with a version of this out of bare necessity. She was visiting for our wedding weekend, couldn’t find anything to cook in the house besides frozen corn and tofu, and voila! It has become a family favorite ever since.
Now, I’ll admit, this is not your “traditional” Japanese miso soup. Classic miso soup doesn’t have corn, isn’t quite as creamy, and well, has miso! But it’s the closest thing I think this soup resembles. And guess what, I think it tastes better and has more layers of flavor than regular miso soup – savory with just a hint of sweetness from the corn, and sooo silky smooth.
But keep in mind that this soup, like most Japanese dishes, is quite mild with very delicate flavors. Eat it with punchy Indian curry or a ketchup-laden hamburger and you’ll probably lose most of its subtle flavor. We like to eat it alongside sushi, stir-fry noodles, or fresh spring rolls. It also makes a great comfort food when someone in the family is sick and needs a bowl of warm soup that’s light, healthy, and gentle on the belly. [Read more…]