Friday, February 15, 2008

Soba Noodles with Cabbage and Miso

This is super easy and healthy comfort food.


Broth
2 cups water
2 t. Better than Boullion (or whatever boullion cubes or mix you like)
1 chopped carrot
1 chopped celery stalk
2 thinly sliced cabbage leaves (I used savoy)
1 BIG Tablespoon White Miso (you can use any style miso, I just prefer the white for this)

Boil a large pot of water for the soba noodles. Soba noodles usually come bound in serving sizes - one is more than enough for this amount of soup. While the water is boiling for the noodles, chop the veggies and start the 2 cups of water for the broth.

Throw the veggies and broth mix into the 2 cups of water - throw the noodles into the large pot of boiling water. Soba noodles take about 7 minutes to cook. When the noodles are almost done dissolve the miso paste into the broth - make sure not to let this boil any more as boiling will diminish the benefits of miso. Just let it simmer.

When the noodles are done drain them, rinse with some cool water and throw them into a bowl. Top with the veggies/broth mixture and sprinkle with some black and white sesame seeds (if you have 'em).

This literally takes less than 15 minutes to put together and it beats the hell out of packet or pre-made soups. Try it!