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Mushroom Broth with Tofu & Pea Shoots

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This nourishing Japanese style clear, Mushroom Broth with Tofu & Pea Shoots soup is wonderfully light, and yet completely satisfying. It is the perfect thing to sip on when not feeling up to par....

The soak water from dried mushrooms is always worth keeping, for use as broth to flavor soups or stews. Or use it to cook rice in.


  • ⅓ cup dried mushrooms
  • 2 inch piece kombu
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, combined with 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 ounces tofu, cut into ½-inch dice
  • ½ cup pea shoots

Nutrition Facts


17 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


3 g


1 g


0 g


1 g


101 mg


  1. Soak the dried mushrooms in 2 cups of hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the mushroom soaking liquid into a medium stockpot. Then roughly chop the dried mushrooms and add them to the stockpot.
  3. Add the kombu, soy sauce, mirin and 2 cups of water to the stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the sliced mushrooms and tofu.
  4. Let simmer for at least 20 minutes. Before serving, stir in the pea shoots and cook for 2 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adding more soy sauce or salt if needed. Eat hot.

Chef Tips

Kombu can be found in the macrobiotic section of your local health food store, in the international food sections of many supermarkets, and also in Asian markets. You can reuse your kombu up to 3 times, and it will taste milder with each use. After the first use, when it is no longer dried, store in the refrigerator.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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