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Loaded Miso Soup for Two

I love Miso soup SO much, but more often than not, it's hard to find a vegan version in a restaurant. I decided to add several healthy ingredients to create a nutrient-rich soup that will warm your soul.
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Miso Soup, Soup
Servings: 2 people
Author: Mrs. Plant

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 piece of roasted nori ripped into smaller pieces
  • 1 small piece of kombu optional, use if you have it
  • 1/2 - 1 cup water
  • 4 T white miso paste this is a very mild miso and perfect for this soup!
  • 5 green onions chopped
  • 4 oz firm tofu cut into very small cubes
  • 3 oz fresh shitake mushrooms or dried then rehydrated remove stems (discard), then slice caps thinly
  • 5 large chard leaves stems removed, sliced into strips
  • 4 oz of cooked Asian noodles We love the Explore Cuisine brand of brown rice ramen -- Udon, Ramen, etc.

Instructions

  • Cut off the root ends of the green onions, cut them in half--separating the green halves and white halves. Chop the green ends into tiny pieces and set aside for garnish. The white halves will go into the soup when it's cooking, so just set them aside until called for.
  • Pour the broth, roasted nori pieces, and kombu (if using) into your pressure cooker pot. Press the SAUTE button until it says LESS. As the broth is warming up, you may need to add a little more water if the Instant Pot gives you a "hot" signal.
  • In a small bowl, add the miso paste and 3 T of hot tap water. Stir until smooth and creamy. Add to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  • Add in the white halves of the green onions. These are for flavor and can be removed when serving because you will garnish with chopped green onions.
  • Add in the mushrooms and tofu and stir well.
  • Finally, add in the chopped chard.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, then cover with the lid, set to SEALING, and press CANCEL then WARM. Let the soup simmer on the warm setting for about 15 minutes (or more) until ready to serve. Serve over cooked noodles and garnish with chopped green onion.