This soup doesn’t take any longer than the blue box of instant noodle soup, but offers a rich, homemade Japanese flavor profile. If the ingredients are unfamiliar, rest assured that they are easily found in many large supermarkets and/or online. Let’s get started!
Ingredients (for one hearty bowl)
1 generous tablespoon miso paste
2 cups boiling water
1 brick (square) of instant ramen noodles, cooked and drained
1/4 cup firm tofu, sliced into 1/2 inch cubes
6 cooked, peeled shrimp
Several slices of nori to garnish
To prepare, pour 1 cup of boiling water over miso paste in a large serving bowl. Whisk together until miso paste is dissolved. Add 1 additional cup of very hot water and stir. Add noodles, shrimp, and tofu to bowl. Garnish with nori. Serve immediately!