This recipe calls for white miso which is made from fermented rice, barley and soy beans. There are several different types of miso, and this one is on the sweeter side. I started cooking with miso not long ago and realized after purchasing it from a Japanese market in Manhattan that my local corner store carries it as well so it is quite easy to find. It adds really good flavor as a base in soups, salad dressings and as a glaze on vegetables and goes really well with mirin, a Japanese sweet rice wine that is also included in this recipe. For a vegetarian, miso is a good addition because it’s high in protein.
3 tablespoons unsalted ghee, divided
3 pounds small (1 1/2-to 2-inch) Japanese turnips with greens
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons mirin
Stir together miso and 2 tablespoons ghee.
This is what it should look like if you cook off all of the liquid: