about 4 oz dry ramen noodlesuse rice noodles for gluten free
about 6 medium shitake mushroomscleaned and sliced
1hot chili pepperthinly sliced
2-3baby bok choysliced (including the green leaves)
2Tbspred miso paste
Microwave the corn kernels for about a minute just to take the raw edge off and set aside.
Set aside the bell pepper, chicken, and egg, in separate bowls, for garnishing the finished soup.
Cook the noodles in boiling water for about 4 minutes. Drain and put in two wide shallow soup bowls.
Heat the water to a simmer and add the mushrooms and the hot pepper. Simmer for a couple of minutes.Add the bok choy and the scallions and simmer for a minute or so more, just long enough to bring out the bright green color.
Turn off the heat and stir in the miso paste. (You do this off the heat so as not to destroy some of the beneficial nutrients in the miso paste) Stir well until the paste is completely dissolved.
Pour the broth over the noodles in the two bowls.
Garnish with the corn, red bell pepper, and egg halves.
Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a drizzle of sesame oil.
You'll find lots of different types of noodles in the Asian or International section of your supermarket, you can experiment with them in this dish, too. If you have trouble finding them, check Amazon
For more info on how to buy, use, and store Japanese miso paste, see my post on HOW TO USE MISO.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/miso-ramen-with-shitake-and-chicken/ September 4, 2012