Japanese Mushroom Soup – and how to make it

Japanese Mushroom Soup

This recipe for a Japanese Mushroom Soup will take you right back to any Hibachi restaurant and is so tasty and packed with flavor. For such a small financial investment and roughly 20 minutes, this soup is ready to serve and will wow even the toughest eater.

Japanese Mushroom Soup in bowl

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Cost breakdown for this recipe

This recipe is incredibly inexpensive for the brilliant flavor that it gives.

Below is the cost breakdown for the ingredients to make this Japanese Mushroom Soup.

1 celery $0.20
1/2 sweet onion $0.25
1 carrot $0.20
900ml broth $1.00
6 mushrooms $1.89
1 tsp soy $0.02
1 tsp sesame oil $0.05
2 green onions $0.08

The total price for this soup is $3.69.
We did make a double batch, which cost only $7.38.
Even though this soup was over $7, there was still no leftovers as this was the most delicious soup.
Our kids all loved it and fought over who got the last bowl.

brown mushrooms on beige surface
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Recipe

Ingredients

1 celery
1/2 sweet onion
1 carrot
900ml broth
6 mushrooms
1 tsp soy
1 tsp sesame oil
pinch salt and pepper
2 green onions

ingredients for Japanese Mushroom soup on cutting board

Directions

1. Place a medium pot onto the stove and heat to medium.
Make sure to use a pot that will hold the amount of liquid you will need.

2. Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil and then warm the pot on medium heat.

sesame oil in pot

3. Wash and then on a cutting board dice the onion, carrot and celery and then add them to the warm pot.
These do not need to be small bits, just roughly diced and cut as they will be sautéed and flavor for the soup.

4. Sauté the vegetables until tender and golden.

onion, carrot and celery in a pot

5. To the vegetables, add 900ml broth from a measuring cup and then bring it to a boil.

6. Remove the pan from the heat and then strain the liquid into an additional large bowl.

strain out stock broth from vegetables with strainer

7. On a cutting board, cut the mushrooms in half and then remove any of the ribbed brown underside.

8. Pour the broth back into the pot, add 1 tsp soy sauce and then place the pot of both back on the stove.

add soy sauce to Japanese Mushroom soup

9. Slice the mushrooms thin and then add them to the broth, turning the heat to medium.

place mushrooms into soup for Japanese Mushroom Soup

10. Bring the soup back to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

simmering Japanese Mushroom Soup

Finally, sprinkle with sliced green onions and then serve and enjoy!
~Monica

add sliced green onions to Japanese Mushroom soup

Japanese Mushroom Soup Recipe

Ingredients for Japanese Mushroom Soup

1 celery
1/2 sweet onion
1 carrot
900ml broth
6 mushrooms
1 tsp soy
1 tsp sesame oil
pinch salt and pepper
2 green onions

Directions for Japanese Mushroom Soup

1. Place a medium pot onto the stove and heat to medium.
2. Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil and then warm.
3. Wash and then dice the onion, carrot and celery and then add them to the warm pot.
4. Sauté the vegetables until tender and golden.
5. To the vegetables, add 900ml broth and then bring it to a boil.
6. Remove the pan from the heat and then strain the liquid into an additional large bowl.
7. Cut the mushrooms in half and then remove any of the ribbed brown underside.
8. Pour the broth back into the pot and then place the pot of both back on the stove.
9. Slice the mushrooms thin and then add them to the broth, turning the heat to medium.
10. Bring the soup back to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Finally, sprinkle with sliced green onions and then serve and enjoy!
~Monica

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