Miso is made from fermenting soybeans, barley and rice and is available in white, yellow, red and brown. Generally, the darker the miso the longer it has fermented and the more complex its flavor will be. Look for miso in the refrigerated section near meat substitutes and dairy products.
2 tablespoons white or mellow miso, plus more to taste
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
In a large pot, bring broth to a boil. Submerge noodles in broth, arranging them across the bottom of the pot, cover and simmer until noodles are somewhat tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Scatter shrimp and broccoli over noodles, cover and simmer until shrimp are just cooked through, broccoli is bright green and noodles are tender, 4 to 5 minutes more. Meanwhile, whisk together 1/4 cup water, miso and ginger in a medium bowl until smooth; set aside.
Turn off heat and uncover pot. Stir in miso mixture and green onions then transfer soup to bowls. Garnish with pepper flakes and serve.
Per Serving:150 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 5mg cholesterol, 1250mg sodium, 26g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 6g protein.
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