This Japanese noodle bowl is an amazing protein-packed quick meal. It is so comforting, full of greens and utterly delicious.
- 1 Cup corn kernels
- 1/2 Onion, diced
- 2 Garlic cloves, diced
- 3-4 organic veggie bouillion cubes
- 1 Package of firm tofu, diced. (If you want chicken, use 2 boneless chicken broths)
- 3 Heaping fists of dry ramen noodles or rice noodles
- 8 Cups of water
- 10 Shitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
- 10 Baby Bok Choy, sliced lengthwise
- 2 Cups broccoli, cut in small florets
- 6 Scallions, sliced
- 4 Heaping Tbsp red miso paste
- Sesame oil
- Sesame seeds
Saute garlic and onion in olive oil in large pot
Heat corn kernels and set aside.
In separate pot, cook the noodles in a boiling water for about 4 minutes. Drain.
Add water and veggie bouillon to garlic and onion mixture.
Add water and simmer. If you are using chicken, add chicken breasts here and cook through.
Add mushrooms and tofu cubes. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
Add the bok choy, broccoli, tofu cubes and the scallions and simmer for a minute or so more, just long enough to bring out the bright green color.
Turn off the heat and stir in the miso paste. (You do this off the heat so as not to destroy the beneficial nutrients in the miso paste.) Stir well until the paste is completely dissolved.
If using chicken remove breasts and shred.
Plate noodles in bowls.
Pour broth over the noodles.
Garnish with the corn.
Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, tamari and a drizzle of sesame oil.