6 cups vegetable broth (store-bought or homemade - if using homemade, add a couple of bouillon cubes for extra flavor)
10 sprigs cilantro
1 cup broccoli, cut into chunks
1/3 cup green onion, cut into chunks
8 ounces soba/udon noodles
1/4 teaspoon tamari/soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons red miso paste
Cooked chicken chunks, if desired
Peel the ginger and cut into 1/4" slices. Thickly slice garlic and chop carrot into big chunks.
Heat large pot to medium and add ginger and carrot (no oil or anything). Stir and let cook for approximately 2 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Pour in the broth, the cilantro, and broccoli, green onion (or any other veggies you prefer).
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Pull out all veggies with slotted spoon and discard.
Add soy sauce/tamari
Remove 1 cup of broth and mix with miso paste (thoroughly). Add back into broth and mix well.
Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Cook noodles as instructed on package.
Put noodles in bowl. Top with chicken if desired. Top with broth.
Nutrition Info Per Serving (with chicken): Calories 213.6 Total Fat 3.9 g Saturated Fat 1.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g Cholesterol 70.0 mg Sodium 1,999.4 mg Potassium 234.6 mg Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g Dietary Fiber 0.0 g Sugars 4.6 g Protein 27.4 g