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Easy Vegetable Miso Ramen

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Easy vegetable miso ramen is a light and healthy soup that’s chock full of nutrition and deep rich flavors, that will have your family begging for seconds.

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How many of you out there got yourself through early adulthood eating loads of store-bought ramen noodles?  It was somehow, weirdly tasty and you just couldn’t beat the price.  

I remember years ago it was ten cents a package.  How can you beat that when you’re on a tight budget?  But let’s face it, it really isn’t that good for you.  I mean, those seasoning packets are so full of sodium and totally lacking any kind of nutrition.

Photo of miso broth

I decided to take those ramen noodles and bring them to a new level that’s full of flavor, lot’s of veggies and is actually healthy.  That, my friends, is how this easy vegetable miso ramen was born.  

The miso part of this ramen happened because I had a carton of miso ginger broth that I’d picked up at Trader Joe’s.  It had been sitting in my pantry for a while because I wasn’t sure what to make with it.  I’m so glad I used that broth in this soup, because, let me tell you, it has the most incredibly rich flavor.

Over head shot of finished Easy Vegetable Miso Ramen

To create this healthy version of ramen, I started by tossing the seasoning packets and only used the noodles.  You could use thin spaghetti if you wanted, but I love the fact that ramen noodles cook up in about 3 minutes, which really helps to make this recipe quick and easy.

To bump up the nutrition, I added lots of veggies.  The miso ginger broth has so much flavor that I didn’t need to add much additional seasoning.  I added some chicken stock for flavor,  as well as to keep the miso broth from becoming overpowering. You can use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock if you want a vegan soup.  

I cooked the noodles separately and didn’t put them together with the soup until I served it.  That way the noodles didn’t soak up too much soup and get soggy.

Photo of finished Easy Vegetable Miso Ramen

Yield: 6

Easy Vegetable Miso Ramen

Easy Vegetable Miso Ramen

Easy vegetable miso ramen is a light and healthy soup that's chock full of nutrition and deep rich flavors, that will have your family begging for seconds.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 (5 oz) pkg shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup matchstick carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 4 cups Trader Joes miso ginger broth
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 pkgs ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded
  • additional sliced green onion and chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
  • Sauté green onion for 30 seconds.
  • Add mushrooms, sauté until mushrooms have released their liquid and are starting to brown.
  • Add red pepper, sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add carrots, sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  • Stir in cabbage, miso ginger broth, chicken stock, salt and soy sauce.
  • Bring to a bubble and let simmer while you prepare the ramen noodles.
  • Cook ramen noodles according to package instruction, omitting the seasoning packets.
  • Stir lime juice and cilantro into the soup.
  • To serve, divide noodles between 6 bowls and top with the soup mixture.
  • Garnish with additional green onions and cilantro, if desired.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 668Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 8280mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 14gSugar: 17gProtein: 34g

    ENJOY!

     

    Easy vegetable miso ramen is a light and healthy soup that's chock full of nutrition and deep rich flavors, that will have your family begging for seconds.

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    Jennifer A Stewart

    Monday 20th of February 2017

    I love ramen and will admit that I ate more than my fair share of it in college. I have never made it from scratch but want to due to the amount of sodium in the store bought stuff. I will have to jump down to trader joes this weekend and grab me some of this broth!

    Jenny | Honey and Birch

    Monday 20th of February 2017

    You have seriously made ramen look so delicious!! This is way better than the ramen I ate in college.

    Aunt Bee

    Monday 20th of February 2017

    This Vegetable Miso Ramen looks absolutely wonderful! My whole family will love it!

    Debra C.

    Sunday 19th of February 2017

    I'm loving this delicious ramen soup! Looks just delish, ramen is a favorite!

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