Slurp. Slurp. Slurp. Repeat.
This Easy Miso Ramen Soup makes you want to do just that. So good.
I woke up with a wicked sore throat last week. Blah! I debated going to work, went to work, and then spent all day dreaming about making some sort of savoury salty brothy soup to soothe my throat.
I came home, took a two hour nap, and made this. Ahhhh, heaven.
The miso makes this recipe (in my opinion). Miso is a fermented soybean paste that’s high in antioxidants and vitamins. I talk all about the additional benefits in my Vegan Caesar Salad post! You can find it at your local health food store or at any Asian supermarket. It’s great for making salad dressings, marinades, sauces, and of course, miso soups!
I found these Organic Rice Ramen Noodles at Costco, and am crushing on them hard. They’re made from organic millet and brown rice and there’s nine grams of protein in one ramen square! Plus they’re all childhood-like and fun and sloppy to eat. But you do you and use whatever noodles you want. Twice now I’ve just made the broth alone to sip on. It’s great when you’re feeling sick and just want something to soothe your throat. Trust me, this gingery garlicky broth will do the trick.
Speaking of garlic, do you know how powerful this stuff is!? Studies have shown that garlic helps fight infections, promotes circulation, and fights different types of toxins in the body by binding to heavy metal chelators and removing them out of the body through waste. That’s why, when I feel a cold or sinus infection coming on, it’s garlic all the way.
I also used mushrooms in this recipe because they are great for the immune system as well. They are said to help nueron transmission, metabolism, and help with transporting oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. I’m so glad I’m a mushroom lover!
If you’re feeling a sickness coming on, or just looking to prevent one with some garlicky goodness, try out this soup. It’s also really quick and easy, which is good cuz when you’re sick… you’re sick.
Thanks for reading, I truly appreciate it. And I hope, if you have a sore throat or cold, that you feel better soon! This soup should help knock it out, or at least boost your spirits in the mean time!
- 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari sauce
- 2 tablespoons miso*
- 1 large clove of garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons of grated ginger
- ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced into strips
- 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
- 2-3 ramen noodle discs (depending on the size, and how much noodle you want!)
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime, hot sauce; optional toppings
- In a medium sized sauce pan, place all ingredients except for noodles and green onions and bring to a low boil.
- Let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook Ramen noodles according to package directions in a separate pot.
- Drain cooked noodles and distribute among 2-3 bowls.
- Poor hot broth over the noodles and serve immediately, topped with a sprinkle of sliced green onions.
- Feel free to garnish with chopped cilantro, lime wedges, and hot sauce, if desired.
- Keep any leftover noodles and broth separate, as ramen noodles don't hold up well sitting in liquid.
Garlic and Mushroom information from: The Prescription for Dietary Wellness by Phyllis A. Balch.