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Like most people I have a few standard mid-week meals for the kids. Things I don’t have to think about, that are quick and easy to make and that I know all three of the children will eat!
This miso soup is one of them. And, even better, I can alter the amounts to feed just the kids or to make a meal for all five of us. I add the chicken at the last minute so that the soup itself is vegetarian.
I vary the ingredients and the amounts of each vegetable depending on what I have in the fridge/freezer and how many of us I am feeding.
For my basic recipe, you will need:
Miso soup, packet or carton [For the kids I make up 3 cups, for the five of us I make 6 cups]
Carrots, cut into strips
Spring onions, roughly chopped
Sweetcorn [I use frozen]
Edamame beans [I generally use frozen]
Ramen noodles [I often just use the noodles from a packet of ‘super noodles’ type soup and discard the flavour sachet]
Cooked, sliced, chicken breast
If adding chicken, cook your chicken breasts and leave to one side; or heat through ready prepared sliced, grilled chicken.
Heat the miso soup, whether using a packet mix or a carton; or making it from scratch… This is actually on my list of things to try, but not for a quick mid-week meal :) Add the carrots and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add the sweetcorn, edamame and spring onion and simmer for a further couple of minutes before adding the mushrooms and noodles. Cook for another couple of minutes until the noodles are soft.
Serve into bowls. Slice the chicken and add; if using. Serve immediately.
All three of my kids love this meal. The boys love practicing with their chopsticks, with these handy little connectors to make it easier for them. The wee girl likes to try, but very quickly reverts to a spoon. However they choose to eat it, the result is three empty bowls!