Soy Beans, Burdock Root, and Carrots with Miso

Soy Beans, Burdock Root, and Carrots with Miso

This is a macrobiotic recipe for a side dish using miso.


Soy beans (canned, cooked in water)
1 cup
Burdock root
5 cm
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Red chili peppers (sliced into rounds)
a small amount
Ground sesame seeds
to taste


1. Shave the burdock root and carrots (as if sharpening a pencil with a knife), then set aside. Combine the miso, mirin, and sake, and mix well.
2. Place the red chili peppers into a sauce pan, heat sesame oil, then sauté the burdock root. When it starts to produce a nice aroma, add the carrots, and sauté until tender. Add the cooked soy beans, coat with oil, add the miso, mirin, and sake, then simmer until the sauce thickens. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

I referenced the cookbooks "The Power of Rice, The Power of Grains" and "Root Miso" written by Hisao Nagayama.
This dish will whet your appetite.