Miso Ramen with Lime
bok choy / cauliflower / edamame
Saute vegetables in miso-lime butter to develop deep umami flavors in this ramen that tastes simmered for hours (even though it comes together in a matter of minutes!).
Smarts: If you'd like to have leftovers, cook the noodles separately and add them to the soup just before serving so they don't turn soggy.
- Garlic - 3 cloves, sliced
- Cauliflower - 1 lb, chopped
- Green onions - 1 stalk, chopped finely
- Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
- Baby bok choy - 3/4 lb, chopped (sub regular bok choy or zucchini)
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Miso, any type - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Lime zest - 1/2 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 to 4 tsp
- Stock, any type - 4 cups
- Noodles, dried ramen - 8 oz (sub soba or udon)
- Edamame, shelled - 1 cup
- Garlic / Cauliflower / Green onions / Cilantro - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Bok choy - Halve bok choy lengthwise and then rinse thoroughly in cold water in case any dirt got trapped in the stems. Drain and then chop. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make miso-lime butter - Soften butter in microwave for ~10 seconds. Mash in miso, lime zest and green onions. If you like spice, add in a few drops of your favorite hot sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Heat a saucepan or wok over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then bok choy to heated oil. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender.
- Add miso-lime butter and then cauliflower and garlic to melted butter. Saute until garlic is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer until cauliflower is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Add noodles and edamame and cook just until noodles are tender, 3 to 6 minutes (depending on thickness).
- Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Season with some salt, pepper and lime juice if desired. Enjoy!
Delicious and super healthy and low calorie! I could eat this very regularly. I’d just add more bok choy and more broth next time.0 Helpful
maybe I did something wrong ... this was a loser with my family.0 Helpful
Really yummy. Loved the miso compound butter. Would marinate salmon in it overnight before grilling.0 Helpful
kids liked everything including veggies0 Helpful
Definitely will make this compound butter again. Really makes this meal. I was pleasantly surprised by the baby bok choy. I made the meal for three people but did four servings expecting that I'd have leftovers. There was some steak left and quite a bit of rice, but almost no butter and the bok choy was GONE. Pan scraped clean. I noted that we all put the butter on literally every part of the meal though!0 Helpful
Used an inside strip steak and had to cook less time than called for, maybe 8 minutes total. Also used regular bok choy as my store no longer carries baby.0 Helpful