Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 tablespoons arame

  2. 4 1/2 cups water (preferably filtered)

  3. 1/3 cup quinoa** (1 3/4 oz)

  4. 1 (1-inch) piece kombu(kelp)

  5. 1/2 medium onion, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  6. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  7. 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  8. 1/2 lb firm tofu, cut crosswise into 6 slices and each slice quartered

  9. 1/2 carrot, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  10. 5 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced

  11. 2 to 3 tablespoons white miso** (also called shiro miso ; not sweet, preferably white rice and soy miso)

  12. 1 cup very thinly sliced bok choy or Napa cabbage

  13. 1 teaspoon tamari** (wheat-free sauce from refined soy), or to taste

  14. 1 scallion, thinly sliced

  15. 1/2 teaspoon dulse flakes**

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Soak arame in 1 cup filtered water in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Wash quinoa in 3 changes of cold water in a bowl, draining quinoa in a sieve each time, then put quinoa in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan with kombu and 1 cup filtered water. Simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is just tender, about 20 minutes. Drain in a sieve.

  3. About 10 minutes before quinoa is done, cook onion in oil in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.

  4. Add tofu, carrot, shiitakes, and remaining 2 1/2 cups filtered water and simmer, covered, until carrot is just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove kombu from quinoa and discard. Stir quinoa into stew, then remove from heat.

  5. Put miso in a small bowl and add 1/4 cup stew liquid, whisking until miso is incorporated, then stir mixture into stew. Drain and rinse arame and add to stew along with bok choy and tamari, stirring to combine.

  6. Divide stew between 2 bowls and sprinkle with scallion and dulse flakes.

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