Soothing Winter Squash & Miso Stew

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The Plant-Based Cookbook: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Recipes for Lifelong Health

By Ashley Madden

Published 2021

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Miso soups are comforting and good for the gut! This one is a hearty, winter-inspired, and thick soup-stew hybrid. You can use your favorite winter squash and either dried adzuki beans (red mung beans) or navy beans. This recipe requires soaking the rice and dry beans overnight, allowing for faster cooking and better digestion.


  • ½ cup dry adzuki beans or dry navy beans
  • ½ cup dry short- or long-grain brown rice
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  1. Place the adzuki beans and brown rice in a large bowl and cover with water. Let the beans and rice soak overnight or for at least 8 hours then drain, rinse, and set aside.
  2. In a large soup pot, sauté the onion, celery, and carrots with about ¼ cup of