Quick and Flavorful Mushroom Miso Soup Recipe

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miso soup recipe

What’s Up, Hungry People

We all have those nights where we want something straightforward, yet utterly satisfying. That’s when I grab my trusty Minute Miso. This soup base is so versatile! Whether you’re in the mood for a protein-packed bowl with eggs and tofu or just a classic miso touch, this little packet has got you covered.

This evening, I embarked on a mini treasure hunt in my fridge. My mission? To find ingredients that were either nearing their use-by date or those lonely leftovers from previous recipes. As I was digging through my fridge, I stumbled upon some mushrooms, chopped onions, julienned baby carrots, and a bit of green onion.

With a glint in my eye and my ingredients ready, I went all in, chucking everything into the pot, reminiscent of the famous stone soup. After bringing the water to a good rolling boil, in went the miso and the green onion to add that final touch.

Now, here’s a bonus: I paired this warm bowl of miso goodness with a side of sweet and sour miso pork chop and a helping of instant rice. Who said that quick meals can’t be chock full of flavor? Certainly not us! And trust me, the umami goodness of this meal had us slurping till the last drop.

ingredients for miso soup

Here’s What You Need:

  • Miso: Adds depth and umami flavor; base of the soup.
  • Mushrooms: Provide texture and earthy tones; absorb flavors well.
  • Carrots: Introduce a hint of sweetness; give a vibrant color contrast.
  • Onion: Imparts aromatic depth and slight sweetness when cooked.
  • Green onion: Brings a fresh, mild onion flavor; garnish and taste enhancer
boiling mushrooms and carrots with onions

Let’s Cook!

First, let’s get that water boiling. Pour yourself four cups of water in a pot and crank up the heat. As you wait for those tiny bubbles to start dancing, gather up your mushrooms, onion, and carrots.

Adding the Veggies and Watching the Magic Happen

Once you’ve got a good boil going, introduce your mushrooms, onion, and carrots to the party. They’ll take a little dip, and after about three minutes or so, you’ll see the water excitedly return to a rolling boil. It’s a sign they’re mingling well in there.

The Miso Moment and Final Touches

Now, it’s time for the miso and green onions to jump in. Stir them in and let everything groove together for just about a minute (hence the name, get it?).

simmering miso soup

Cooling Down and Pairing Up

After the flavor fest in your pot, take a moment to let the soup cool off a bit. You know, give it some time to relax. Then, when you’re ready, serve it up with those delicious sweet and sour pork chops you’ve been dreaming about.

Unlocking the Secrets of a Stellar Mushroom Miso Soup:

  • Choosing Miso: There are various types of miso – white, red, and mixed. White miso is sweeter and milder, while red has a deeper flavor. Pick according to your flavor preference.
  • Prepping Mushrooms: Clean mushrooms by brushing off dirt rather than washing. Too much water can make them soggy.
  • Consistent Cuts: Ensure vegetables are cut uniformly. This ensures even cooking and a harmonious blend of flavors in every spoonful.
  • Miso Tips: Always add miso towards the end of the cooking process. Boiling it for too long can diminish its flavor and health benefits.
  • Serving Suggestions: This soup pairs well with a variety of dishes. Think beyond pork chops! Try it with grilled chicken or tofu steaks for a twist.
  • Storage: If you’ve got leftovers, store the soup in the refrigerator and consume within 2 days for optimal flavor. Reheat gently, avoiding a rolling boil.
warm miso soup

There’s truly something magical about diving into a bowl of homemade mushroom miso soup, especially after a long day. The symphony of flavors from the fresh ingredients combined with the rich umami taste of the miso just warms the soul.

Whether you’re looking to impress guests or just treat yourself to a delightful dinner, this simple mushroom miso soup ticks all the boxes. And the best part? You can whip it up using ingredients you likely have on hand, making it a perfect go-to dish. Plus, pairing it with sweet and sour pork chops or even other proteins can only elevate this meal experience. Hungry People, this is the comfort in a bowl you’ve been craving!

miso soup

Simple Mushroom Miso Soup

The Starving Chef
Warm and flavorful, this mushroom miso soup is a comforting blend of umami-rich miso and fresh vegetables.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack, Soup
Cuisine International, Soup
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • ½ cup mushrooms sliced thin
  • ¼ cup carrots juilienned
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • cup green onion chopped


  • Bring four cups of water to a boil. Add the mushrooms, onion, and carrots to the water.
  • After about three minutes, the water should return to a rolling boil. Stir in the miso and green onions. Boil for one additional minute.
  • Let the soup cool for a few minutes prior to serving. Enjoy with sweet and sour pork chops.
Keyword miso, mushrooms, soup
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