Miso Soup Recipe Mushroom

Welcome to my article on making miso soup with mushrooms! Miso soup is a traditional Japanese dish that is not only healthy but also delicious. Adding mushrooms to the soup gives it a rich, earthy flavor and a lovely texture. I have been experimenting with different mushroom varieties in my miso soup, and I’m excited to share my favorite recipe with you.


Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this miso soup with mushrooms:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of miso paste (I prefer white miso for its mild flavor)
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, or a mix of your favorite mushrooms)
  • 1 block of firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups of cooked and cooled rice (optional, for a heartier soup)


Now, let’s get cooking! Follow these steps to make a comforting bowl of miso soup with mushrooms:

  1. Start by bringing the water to a gentle simmer in a pot.
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms and simmer for about 5 minutes until they become tender.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the miso paste with a ladle of hot water from the pot to dissolve it.
  4. Pour the miso mixture into the pot and stir gently to combine.
  5. Add the cubed tofu, sliced green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, and grated ginger to the pot.
  6. Simmer the soup for another 5 minutes, ensuring it doesn’t come to a boil to preserve the miso’s flavor.
  7. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Personal Touch

I love to add a cup of cooked and cooled rice to my miso soup. It makes the soup more substantial and satisfying, especially on a chilly day. The combination of tender mushrooms, silky tofu, and flavorful miso broth with rice is just perfect!


Making miso soup with mushrooms is a simple yet deeply satisfying process. The umami-rich flavor of the miso combined with the earthy taste of mushrooms creates a bowl of warmth and comfort. I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy every nourishing spoonful of this delightful soup!