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Subject:Miso
Time:12:13 am
Poll #1656307 It's a staple, right?

Do you have miso paste in your kitchen right now?

Yes, and I always do
12(19.0%)
Yes, but not always
3(4.8%)
No, but sometimes I do
13(20.6%)
No
28(44.4%)
What's miso paste?
7(11.1%)
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grey_evil_twin
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Time:2010-12-13 08:49 am (UTC)
I have two places I go to that do acceptable miso. Both within walking distance of work.
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whipartist
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Time:2010-12-13 08:52 am (UTC)
What do you mean by "do miso"?
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rightkindofme
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Time:2010-12-13 02:22 pm (UTC)
I actually think it is kind of disgusting.
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whipartist
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Time:2010-12-13 05:12 pm (UTC)
That's only useful if you want to make miso soup. It does nothing for miso-glazed carrots/rice/salmon.
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rhiannonstone
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Time:2010-12-13 07:20 pm (UTC)
I often have it, but I think I've only ever used it for not-soup twice in the 10 years or so I've been cooking with it--once for salad dressing and once for salmon.
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elfs
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Time:2010-12-13 04:05 pm (UTC)
Home-made chicken broth, miso, cubed 'shrooms and scallions-- instant lunch!
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omahas
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Time:2010-12-13 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Elf has the stuff sitting around all the time. Weird man. ;)

(but I love miso soup, if done well)
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jpmassar
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Time:2010-12-13 04:17 pm (UTC)
Given that I know what miso soup is, I'm assuming that disqualifies me from answering "what's miso paste?" But I never knew such a thing existed before you asked about it.
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catness
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Time:2010-12-13 05:41 pm (UTC)
If I ever want anything miso-related, there are places within a block of my house that make it *for* me. :)
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whipartist
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Time:2010-12-13 05:43 pm (UTC)
I can get miso soup and similar... I live right next to chinatown. It's not to easy to get roasted eggplant with miso-glazed rice.
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rhiannonstone
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Time:2010-12-13 07:21 pm (UTC)
Tell me more of this miso-glazed rice, please.
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whipartist
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Time:2010-12-13 07:27 pm (UTC)
I made it last night. It's from Mark Bittman's Food Matters Cookbook.

From memory... cook one cup of brown rice (dry measurement). When it's done, stir in 1/3 cup miso paste, a tablespoon of grated ginger, two teaspoons of sesame oil, and a little bit of ground black pepper. The recipe calls for it to be served with broiled sliced eggplant and scallions, but suggests that portobello mushrooms or zucchini would work just as well.

I admittedly didn't measure carefully, but I would start with less miso next time. I might also thin it with a couple tablespoons of orange juice.
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greeklady
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Time:2010-12-14 07:04 am (UTC)
Oh yum! Good tip thank you!
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drj0402
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Time:2010-12-14 12:35 am (UTC)
I have miso packets for soup in the cupboard, but don't have any larger containers of miso (of any color or mixture) right this very minute.

I love it on eggplant but chuk is not a big fan of the eggplant so I haven't made it in a long time.

I might get some now after reading your recipe idea.
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x_mass
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Time:2010-12-20 01:39 am (UTC)
i love miso!

i don't eat enough of it because (as I said elsewhere I am nuts and I eat a bad diet)

what sort of miso do you like and what do you use it in?
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whipartist
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Time:2010-12-20 01:48 am (UTC)
What inspired this particular one was a miso-glazed brown rice with eggplant. A recipe-type thing is in another comment. I mostly keep white miso around because it strikes me as more versatile.

The combination of Dr. Lustig's video, Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, and my waistline have caused me to revamp my diet. I've started focusing on eating "real food" by Mr. Pollan's definition-- shopping at the outside edge of the grocery store, not eating anything that my great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food, etc. I still eat sweets, but I do it in moderation. (Well, today was cookiethon, and moderation is not allowed, but in general...)
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x_mass
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Time:2010-12-20 02:03 am (UTC)
I have to admit when i eat low carb high fat diets high fibre diets I feel better. the problem is that I don't because I'm being nuts right now buuuuut thing are getting better and as I get better so my diet improves. when I go to stay in France with otterylexa my diet improves massively. Even junk food take out pizza is better there - duck gizzards, cubed streaky bacon, walnuts, and creme fresh - on a pizza! Delicious!

Mind you now that the dutch have opened up huge hydroponic greenhouses in the uk, the range and quality of tomatoes and other vegetables even at places like wallmart has improved by leaps and bounds
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