- 2 oz. bean thread noodles
- 3 oz. fresh shiitake or button mushrooms
- 2 tsp. canola oil
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced with white and green parts
- 1 small carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced on diagonal
- 1 cup (6 oz.) frozen shelled edamame
- 5 oz baby spinach
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 4 to 6 tbs. dark miso
- ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil
- tamari soy sauce, optional
- Put noodles in a bowl with water to cover, and set aside.
- Trim mushrooms, and wipe off grit with a damp cloth.
- Snap off stems, and chop finely.
- Slice caps thinly, and set aside.
- Heat oil in a soup pot.
- Add scallion whites, mushrooms and carrot, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mushrooms begin to soften, for about 2 minutes.
- Add 5 cups water, and bring to a boil.
- Add edamame, and cook for 4 minutes.
- Drain noodles, and add to pot with spinach and ginger.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until edamame are tender but still firm, for about 1 minute more.
- Stir in scallion greens.
- Blend 4 tablespoons miso into 1 cup warm water, using a fork to mix.
- Reduce heat to low, and stir miso into soup, adding more miso for a more intense flavor, if desired.
- Add sesame oil and tamari to taste.
- Serve hot.
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