Tofu & Vegetable Stew

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

31 to 45 minutes



A predominance of umami ingredients (tofu, miso, eggs, soy sauce) make this chunky vegetable stew recipe wonderfully hearty. Use firm silken tofu if you prefer a soft texture; opt for regular firm tofu for more chew.


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 4 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup snipped dulse or arame seaweed
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 2 12- to 14-ounce packages firm tofu, silken or regular, drained if necessary, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup white miso¬†
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and ginger; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cabbage; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in broth, add seaweed and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Add corn, return to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Add tofu and cook until hot, about 3 minutes. Stir in miso and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Drizzle eggs onto the surface of the stew and let simmer, undisturbed, until the eggs are just set, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add scallions and vinegar; gently stir to combine.

Nutritional Information

251 calories; 12 g fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 4 g fiber; 987 mg sodium