Vegetarian Creamy Corn Chowder
There are hundreds of ways to prepare a delicious corn chowder, but this vegetarian fat-free and low-calorie chowder with miso paste is the ideal recipe for the health watcher. Organic miso paste is protein-rich fermented soybean paste made from ingredients such as soybeans, and brown or white rice.
|1||ear of corn|
|1⁄2||to 1 teaspoon yellow or white organic miso paste|
|In case you can not find miso paste you can substitute with the following:|
|1⁄4||to 1/2 cup of soft or silken tofu (puréed)|
|Garnish with chives|
|1⁄2||tsp||1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)|
|3||tbsp||3 tbs corn grits (yellow, )|
|3⁄4||c||Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Plain Yogurt|
Grate corn off half ear of corn, and then slice kernels from other half. Add diced onions and corn to water over medium-low heat. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Add corn grits and simmer another 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Dilute miso paste with liquid from soup and add mixture to soup and simmer over low heat for another 2- 3 minutes. Allow soup to cool a bit and add yogurt to desired consistency. Garnish and serve.
Optional Tofu Directions:
Grate corn off half ear of corn, and then slice kernels from other half. In a medium saucepan place the tofu and mash with a spatula. Add fresh corn, salt, onions and water over medium-low heat. Simmer 2-3 minutes. Add corn grits and simmer another 10 minutes. Allow soup to cool a bit and add yogurt 1 tablespoon at a time while whisking and blending until reaching desired consistency. Garnish and serve.
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|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
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