Simple vs Upgraded Miso Soup/Ramen. I use both of these dishes quite often. The Miso Soup on the left is one of my go to’s when I’m not all that hungry but still feel like eating because I’m bored. The Miso Ramen on the right is what I’d choose when I had some more time and wanted a little something more filling.
The base of each of these soups is a miso broth. It has lots of flavor and it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and time like a more traditional ramen broth does. I use a white miso paste. Every Asian grocer will have it. My normal grocery store has it and I live in the middle of Missouri. Yours probably does too just look harder. I like to add sliced mushrooms and green onions to my miso soup because it gives something to chew on. For the Ramen I use rice noodles instead of actual ramen noodles because I don’t eat wheat. I know some of you will say “That’s not Ramen, that’s Pho.” But if I called it Pho some of you would say “That’s not Pho, that’s Ramen. Pho has clear broth.” I can’t win with everyone so I’m calling it ramen and if you don’t like that then don’t be like that ?
For the Miso Soup:
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
1 green onion
1 Tbsp miso paste. .
Literally all you do is boil some vegetable stock and water and then melt a little bit of miso paste into it. I like to thinly slice a couple of mushrooms to give me something to chew on and green onions for an added flavor.
For the Ramen
1 cup beef broth
1 cup water
2oz rice sticks (i use the brand Dynasty)
1 Tbsp miso paste
2 green onions
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic
1/4 cups carrots
1. Hard boil the egg.
2. Chop the garlic, ginger, and whites of the green onion into a mince. Sauté in a pot for a minute or two and pour in the broth and water.
3. Bring to a boil and add in the noodles. Cook until soft.
4. While boiling, cook the steak using your preferred method.
5. Chop your jalapeño, green onion, mushroom into thin slices.
6. Put the miso paste in your bowl and pour a small amount of the broth over the top. Mix to incorporate and add everything else to the bowl