SOBA NOODLES IN MISO BROTH WITH SAUTEED VEGETABLES

    Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. They figure prominently in Japanese cuisine. A bowl of noodles in miso or vegetable broth along with sautéed vegetables is a hearty and delicious meal. Amounts vary so this recipe is just a guide.

    Soba Noodles:
    Follow directions on the package. Usually you add the noodles to boiling water and simmer uncovered for 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Serve hot or cold

    Miso Broth:
    Use either red or yellow miso. Directions are on the container of miso. When adding miso, use cool to tepid water, never boiling hot. Once you have mixed the miso and water together, you can add boiling water for the broth.

    Vegetable Broth:
    To a large pot of boiling water, add vegetables, including tops and peelings Strain and use as broth.

    Sautéed Vegetables:
    Cut veggies in similar size Use whatever vegetables you like.

    I like to include:
    carrots
    broccoli
    mushrooms
    shallots
    celery
    diced garlic
    small white turnip
    baby spinach, slice or shredded
    Savoy cabbage
    green beans

    Prepare noodles
    Sautee vegetables in small amount of oil
    Prepare miso or vegetable broth

    Combine and serve. Have soy sauce or other sauces available for individual tastes.

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