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Kabocha Soup with Dumplings

Delicious, rich, and silky smooth kabocha soup with soy milk and miso paste. Try it with some chewy glutinous rice dumplings, or even some crusty baguette.

What is the best way to enjoy kabocha pumpkin you ask? Well, make them into hearty soup perfect for the cooler months. Also, this kabocha soup with dumplings should be filling enough if you want to have this as a quick lunch. The pairing of smooth silky soup and the chewy dumplings goes really well. If dumpling is not your thing, some crusty baguette should do the trick.

Kabocha Soup with Dumplings

Kabocha Soup with Dumplings

Preparing the kabocha soup

This soup calls for only a handful of ingredients:

If you don’t have white miso paste, you can use red miso paste too, but I think the white one works better for this soup.

Here is my step-by-step to cook the soup:

  1. Boil together kabocha and water in a soup pot. Once the kabocha is tender, transfer kabocha and water to a blender, along with soy milk and sugar. Puree until smooth.
  2. Return kabocha puree to the soup pot and return to a boil.
  3. Turn off the heat, add miso paste to the hot soup and stir to dissolve.
Kabocha Soup with Dumplings

Kabocha Soup with Dumplings

Preparing the glutinous rice flour dumplings

You will need:

Here’s how to make the dumplings:

  1. Place glutinous rice flour in a mixing bowl. Gradually add water and knead until the dough is as soft as an earlobe. Roll the dough into about 15-16 balls. Use your index finger to make an indentation at the center of each ball.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Drop the glutinous rice dumplings into boiling water. Once the dumplings float, let it boil for another minute, then turn off the heat.

To serve the soup, simply divide the kabocha soup into 4 individual soup bowls, then top each with some dumplings. Serve hot with thinly sliced scallions.

Kabocha Soup with Dumplings

5.0 from 5 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • Kabocha soup
  • 300 gram kabocha pumpkin meat, cut into cubes
  • 300 ml water
  • 100 ml soy milk
  • 1-2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon white miso paste
  • Glutinous rice dumplings
  • 100 gram glutinous rice flour
  • ~ 150-200 ml water
  • Garnish
  • thinly sliced scallions

Instructions

  • Kabocha soup
    1. Boil together kabocha and water in a soup pot. Once the kabocha is tender, transfer kabocha and water to a blender, along with soy milk and sugar. Puree until smooth.
    2. Return kabocha puree to the soup pot and return to a boil.
    3. Turn off the heat, add miso paste to the hot soup and stir to dissolve.
  • Glutinous rice dumplings
    1. Place glutinous rice flour in a mixing bowl. Gradually add water and knead until the dough is as soft as an earlobe. Roll the dough into about 15-16 balls. Use your index finger to make an indentation at the center of each ball.
    2. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Drop the glutinous rice dumplings into boiling water. Once the dumplings float, let it boil for another minute, then turn off the heat.
  • To serve
    1. Divide the soup into 3-4 bowls, top each with 3-4 dumplings. Serve hot with thinly sliced scallions.

Comments

  • Tonje Tonje says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love the tip about serving it with a crusty baguette, I'm definitely trying this tonight!

  • veena Azmanov veena Azmanov says:

    My first attempt to this awesome soup. I love the color and the creaminess too. The Dumplings are definitely the highlight of the soup as well. A must try one.

  • Bry Bry says:

    I was so onfused over what Kabocha was for a moment there, I had to google it! Now I know what it is, I can't wait to try this recipe, especally those dumplings - they look AMAZING!

  • Julia Julia says:

    This looks delicious! I have never tried these dumplings, but they sound so easy to make, I must give them a go. Hope I can find the glutinous flour around here.

  • kim kim says:

    Love this recipe! It was so easy and flavorful. I'll definitely be making again!

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