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Miso: The Ultimate Instant Soup

2016-01-07By Bentology TeamNo CommentsFacebooktwitterpinterestFacebooktwitterpinterest

Miso Soup in Bento Jar

We had our last cup-a-soup and ramen packets years ago. Don't really need to say it: just not good for you.

But the act of pouring boiled water over something and having a meal ready in two minutes has never really lost its appeal.

Imagine having a quick pour-over and ending up with delicious and fragrant, yummy, umami-rich miso soup? If you've only ever had it in sushi restaurants, you may be surprised to know that the healthiest cup of hot-water-added stuff is also a ready-made instant soup available in most organic grocers' markets, and it costs pennies per cup.

It has no cholesterol, no preservatives, it's gluten-free, low in fat, and high in antioxidants—in other words, it's pretty much perfect. Ingredient lists vary, but the best contain water, soybeans, fermented rice, and salt.

Want a good, probiotic, gut-healthy boost? Here's how.

Instant Miso Soup - How To:

  • Boil 8 oz. of water
  • Add two to three teaspoons of fresh miso paste to a cup or mug. If you're heading out the door, add them to your Bento Jar 
  • Stir in 1/4 cup hot water for a few seconds, until miso begins to dissolve
  • Pour in the rest of the water.

If you have a bit more time, simmer the miso paste and water for 5-7 minutes with strips of seaweed for a deeper flavor.

Fresh miso is unpasteurized, keep it refrigerated. It's sold as a seasoning to flavor soups, salad dressings, and any Asian-inspired dishes.

Shown above, white miso soup in our Bentology Bento Jar.

Miso Paste with Spoon


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