From: Steamy Kitchen
4 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons instant dashi powder
1/2 cup miso paste
1 tablespoon dried seaweed (for miso soup), soaked in
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cubed tofu
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
1. Boil water. Add dashi. Turn down heat. Stir.
2. Add tofu and drained seaweed. Let cook for a minute on low. In meantime, spoon 1/2 cup of the hot stock into bowl with the miso paste. Using chopsticks, mix to melt the miso paste so that it becomes a smooth mixture.
3. Turn off heat. Add all of the miso. Stir. Serve. Top with chopped green onion.
4. Drink up. Other ingredients you could add to the miso soup: sliced shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced leeks, spinach, crab meat, egg, fish cake. Serves 4.