Butternut Squash & Edamame Zosui with Ginger–Green Onion Relish

Zosui is a Japanese soup made with leftover cooked rice. This comforting dish is great when you want something nourishing but not too heavy.

Ingredient List
Serves 6
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
2 leeks, light green and white parts thinly sliced (11/4 cups)
1 12-oz. pkg. diced butternut squash
2 cups or 1 10.5-oz. pkg. cooked brown rice
1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame
1 14-oz. can low-sodium vegetable broth
1 4-inch piece kombu
3 Tbs. white miso

1 Tbs. grapeseed oil
3 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
6 green onions, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/4 tsp. white pepper

1. To make Zosui: Heat sesame oil in pressure cooker over medium heat. Add leeks, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft. Stir in squash, rice, edamame, broth, kombu, and 21/4 cups water.
2. Close pressure cooker, and bring up to high pressure. Cook 6 minutes.
3. Release pressure with quick-release button, or transfer pressure cooker to sink, and run cool water over rim to release pressure.
4. Remove kombu from Zosui. Thinly slice kombu strip; stir into soup. Ladle 
1 cup soup into bowl, stir in miso, then stir miso mixture into soup pan.
5. To make Relish: Heat small saucepan over medium-high heat, and add grapeseed oil. Add ginger and green onions, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until onions are wilted but still bright green. Remove from heat, and season with white pepper and salt, if desired. Stir 1 Tbs. Relish into each serving of Zosui.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1 cup soup and 1 Tbs. relish): Calories: 205, Protein: 7g, Total fat: 7g, Saturated fat: <1g, Carbs: 28g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: 222mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 3g

There is something really comforting about this soup on a cold winter day!! The relish makes it so much more flavorful...don't skip it! I did leave out the kombu because 1. It was too hard to find and 2. I have eaten seaweed once and did not like it at all :(
Miso which is fermented soybean paste is relatively easy to find.

Surprisingly my kids loved it! My husband on the other hand thought it was "interesting". A word my brother-in-law taught him when we first got married. "Don't tell your wife you don't like it!" Its basically a term to describe something that tastes strange and you are not sure if you like it or not!


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