Cooking Healthy with Miso

Miso (pronounced MEE-so) is one of the World's Healthiest Foods that you may not have a lot of experience with - but it is easy to incorporate this healthiest food into your meal planning!

Check our Miso Stir Fry under our Good Tasting Healthy Recipes section for a simple and healthy miso-containing meal!

Miso is made by fermenting soybeans into a thick paste, and depending on the way this fermentation process is carried out, miso can have a deep, rich, hearty taste, or a much lighter subtly sweet one.

Soups are a great way to bring this world's healthiest food into your meals.

In Japan, over 80% of all miso is used for soup! In Japan, miso soups usually start with dashi - a soup stock made from another of the world's healthiest foods - sea vegetables - but it's fine to start with water. The ratio of miso paste to water is usually 1/2 cup of miso paste to 6 cups of water (or in the case of many Japanese soups, 6 cups of dashi). The miso should simply be stirred and allowed to dissolve in the water as it simmers. In Japan, chunks of tofu are usually added to this miso broth, along with vegetables.

Be creative! And enjoy the unique benefits of a World's Healthiest Food.

This page was updated on: 2002-11-22 09:03:53
© 2002 The George Mateljan Foundation