Rinse wakame, soak in cold water to cover for 5 minutes and dice or add flakes directly, no soaking required. Bring water to a boil and add wakame, onion and carrot. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce flame to very low. Add puréed miso and simmer without boiling for 2 minutes. Serve garnished with green onions.
Optional Ingredients: tofu, dried tofu, shiitake, maitake, leafy greens, daikon, lotus root, leeks, round or root vegetables, cooked noodles, or mochi.
Eden Barley & Brown Rice, Genmai, Hacho, or Shiro Miso can be substituted for Mugi. You may need just slightly mor miso, 1/2 teaspoon or so, if using one of these.
Per serving - 36 calories, 0 g fat (2% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium