Miso Soup Udon Noodles

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Start to finish, this healthy and light Japanese Miso Soup Udon Noodles takes less than 25 minutes.


Miso Soup Udon Noodles

Miso, a savory, highly nutritional fermented paste made from soybeans, comes in many colors, thicknesses and varieties. If you cannot find red miso, you may substitute white miso, also known as shiromiso. It is available in Japanese grocery stores and on the Asian isle in supermarkets.

Udon noodles are white, fat and slightly chewy, wheat-based noodles from Japan. You can find them in the refrigerated section of your Asian grocery store and many regular grocery stores. If you can’t find (or you don’t eat wheat), this recipe can be made with any type of noodles, even regular linguine noodles.

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    • Author: Williams-Sonoma
    • Prep Time: 15
    • Cook Time: 20
    • Total Time: 35


    • 1 lb. udon noodles
    • 4 cups vegetable broth
    • 3 thin slices fresh ginger
    • 2 Tbs. sake
    • 2 Tbs. red miso
    • 1/4 lb. silken tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    • 2 large button mushrooms, thinly sliced
    • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
    • 1 large green onion, dark green portion only, thinly sliced lengthwise


    1. Cook the noodles – Fill a large pot half full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and return the water to a boil. Cook until the noodles are al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the noodles, rinse well under cold running water and drain again. Divide among 4 soup bowls.
    2. Make the soup – In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the broth, ginger and sake and heat until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes to infuse the flavors. Remove the ginger and discard.
    3. Place the miso in a small bowl and add 1/4 cup of the hot broth. Stir until the miso is dissolved and creamy, then pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Place the tofu in a sieve and warm it under a slow stream of hot running water. Divide the tofu among the soup bowls. Ladle in the hot broth, dividing it among the bowls. Garnish with the sliced mushrooms, carrot and green onion and serve immediately.


    • Serving Size: 4
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