Makes 1 1/2 cups
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, minced
3 tablespoon whole-wheat (or rice or spelt) flour
1 1/2 tablespoons brown rice or barley miso
1 cup water
dash of pepper
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until soft and lightly browned. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter; when melted, add flour and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add miso and sauté for 30 seconds more. Now add the water a little at a time, stirring constantly; bring to a boil, serve with steamed cauliflower or broccoli or.... For a richer flavor use 2 1/2 tablespoons miso. Serve as a topping for brown rice or deep-fried tofu.