Recipes and Cooking Asian Spiced Edamame and Tofu Soup Tofu and shiitake mushrooms are the perfect plant-based protein for this vegan Asian-inspired soup. By Carla Christian, RD Carla Christian, RD Instagram Carla Christian is a registered dietician who works as the director of research and development for Hum-Vee foods. She is an experienced recipe developer who has worked out of the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen. She has published recipes for Better Homes & Gardens, Eat This Not That, and Forks Over Knives. Carla Christian, RD, graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in dietetics. She also worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a dietician. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America, combining her interest in nutrition with the art of recipe development and food styling. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 20, 2020 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jacob Fox Prep Time: 30 mins Slow Cook Time: 5 hrs Total Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 8 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 12 ounce pkg. extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (8 oz.) 2 cup fresh or frozen edamame ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup bias-sliced celery ½ cup sliced carrot 2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper ⅛ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 4 cup unsalted vegetable stock 8 ounce baby bok choy or 2 cups chopped bok choy 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce Directions In a 10-inch nonstick skillet heat sesame oil over medium-high. Add tofu; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. In a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine tofu and next 10 ingredients (through five-spice powder). Add stock. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or high 2 1/2 to 3 hours. If using low, turn to high. Stir in bok choy and soy sauce. Cover and cook 20 minutes more. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 158 Calories 6g Fat 16g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 158 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 547mg 24% Total Carbohydrate 16g 6% Total Sugars 7g Protein 12g Vitamin C 22.6mg 113% Calcium 117mg 9% Iron 2.7mg 15% Potassium 674mg 14% Folate, total 198.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.