I often find myself craving Japanese food, but making it at home seems a little intimidating. I found a quick way to throw together a Japanese meal that will satisfy those cravings between going out for sushi! Tonight I made miso soup with udon noddles, edamame, and a spring roll. All together it took about 30 minutes, but I’m confident that it could be done in 20!
Udon Noodles about $2 for several servings
Miso about $7 for a bottle (that lasts a long time)
Frozen Egg Rolls about $4 for 4
Frozen Edamame about $2
Place eggs rolls in oven at 450 degrees. These take about 15 minutes. Sit the packet of honey sauce on top of the stove, it will thaw out there with all the heat.
Add desired amount of udon noodles to a pan of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes, then drain.
Add edamame to a pan of water. Bring to a boil, and let boil for 3 minutes. Drain (By the way, don’t eat the pods! You just eat the bean) Sprinkle with course sea salt.
Heat 1 and 1/2 cups of water, add 2 tablespoons of miso (can cut these portions in half) Add noodles. Add fresh scallions. (You can also add in tofu, seaweed, or enoki mushrooms, which are more authentic than with the noddles. This way is just easier and faster.)
And that’s it!