15 minute Mushroom Miso with Gluten-free Soba
Mushroom Miso is one of our currently favorite recipes. It’s easy to whip up and full of goodness. As I use wheat and gluten-free organic buckwheat noodles with quinoa.
Soba noodles in addition to being delicious are also more absorbent than wheat noodles, so they hold more that lovely miso flavour. Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods and rightly so. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. So as someone on a plant-based diet it’s a great way of getting in a high amount of protein. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various other beneficial antioxidants.
This easy Japanese inspired recipe is one of our favorite ways to eat these noodles, and also includes Miso Soup which is one of our favorite dishes and so it’s so great to be able to get hold of a fully vegan one. As well as being delicious Miso has many health benefits, such as the fact it aids in the digestion and assimilation of other foods in the intestines and is a good vegetable-quality source of B vitamins (especially B12) which is very important to get into a vegan diet. It also restores beneficial probiotics to the intestines and it strengthens the immune system and helps to lower LDL cholesterol. So yeah, over all a pretty great lunch idea (if we do say so myself).
We’re using King Soba Miso and noodles but feel free to use your favourite brand.
Make up miso with 400ml of water
Add to pan, bring to a boil, add some dried shiitake mushrooms and simmer for 10 minutes
Strain the stock, and chop the mushrooms finely
Return both to the pan and add 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tbsp mirin and some fresh mushrooms
Simmer for 5 minutes
Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet
Put noodles in bowl, ladle over stock and garnish with some chopped spring onions and diced pepper or chilli
All the foods mentioned in this post can be found at Natural Healthy Foods Birmingham, whether you are vegan or not it’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area as they have such a large range of foods. The staff really know their stuff when it comes to nutrition, and are always more than happy to help you find what you are looking for.