What Can I Do With Lots of Leftover Miso Paste?

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Q:  I made these spinach and shiitake turnovers, which use 1 tablespoon of miso paste. Any ideas of things I can do with all this leftover miso paste?

Thanks for any help!

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Editor: First of all, remember that miso paste keeps almost indefinitely in the refrigerator. There's no need to use it up quickly!

My favorite use for it is still a big pot of miso soup. You can make it a fuller meal with the addition of rice and an egg:

Best Simple Supper: Miso Soup with Rice & Poached Egg

And here are a couple more ideas:

Splendid Table Report: Beyond Miso Soup
Recipe Review: Green Beans with Walnut-Miso Sauce

Readers, what are your favorite uses for a tub of miso paste?

 

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