Introduction to Hot and Sour Miso Soup:
This hot and sour miso soup is gonna be your new favorite comfort meal. Its spicy, savory, tangy, and absolutely delicious. The tomatoes and vinegar add the perfect tangy element while the miso adds extra depth and richness.
Keys to Success:
The best part of this dish is how simple and easy it is to whip up when you’re in a rush. It takes just under 15 minutes to make so it’s a personal favorite of mine. But, there a few things to keep in mind to get the perfect result.
QUICK TIP: Make sure not to overcook your ramen noodles! Pay close attention to the cooking instructions on your individual packet of ramen noodles to ensure you don’t overcook. The ramen noodles I typically use takes 2-3 minutes to cook so I pop my noodles in just 2-3 minutes before the broth is finished cooking and then let the ramen cook in the broth itself.
Adjustments to Taste:
This is a spicy recipe but feel free to adjust the measurements to your personal taste. This sort of goes without saying in cooking generally, but I feel the need to point this out in spicy dishes in particular since I know a lot of people have lower spice tolerances.
So start off with just a little sriracha and taste test before adding more. If it’s not spicy enough than you keep adding more in small intervals until it’s to your liking.
Remember, you can always add more of something but you can’t take away! So it’s important to adjust ingredients slowly and with patience to get the right balance of flavors.
Add the Perfect Toppings:
I love adding lots of veggies to my soups to add extra flavor, texture, and crunch. Crispy cabbage, shredded carrots, and bean sprouts would all go well in this. I also love adding baked tofu for added protein and substance. Cilantro and green onions are also a must for garnish before serving!
PRO TIP: I bake my tofu at 350 degrees for 30 minutes after cutting the block of tofu into cubes. I spread apart the cubes evenly on top of parchment paper before I place the tofu into the oven.
Hot and Soup Miso Soup
- 1 tbsp Canola Oil
- 1/2 c Yellow Onions (finely chopped)
- 2 tbsp Garlic (finely chopped)
- 1.5 tbsp White Miso Paste
- 1.5 c Vegetable Broth
- 2 c Water
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 3 tbsp Sriracha
- Salt (to taste)
- 1 Packet of Ramen Noodles
- Cilantro (for garnish)
- Green Onions (cilantro)
- Sautée your yellow onions until they're translucent
- Add in your chopped garlic and cook for about another minute
- Add in your miso paste, veggie broth, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha, and salt.
- Bring soup to a boil and stir well until miso paste dissolves.
- Let simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.
- A couple of minutes before the soup broth is done cooking, add in your ramen and let it cook in the soup.
- Garnish with cilantro and green onions. You can also add in any other toppings or veggies you like, such as baked tofu, crispy cabbage, or shredded carrots.