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How to use red miso instead of white
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How to use red or brown miso instead of white

You can follow this quick rule to ensure the dish retains the sweetness of white miso, even if you’re using red or brown.
Prep Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Miso, miso paste
Yield: 1 serving
Author: Joost Nusselder
Cost: $0


  • ½ tbsp red miso paste (or brown, which is the same)
  • 1 tsp mirin


  • Whenever you add 1 tbsp for red or brown miso, add 1 tsp of mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine) or 1 tsp of white sugar.
  • You can also add less red miso and just change the amount. Add 1/2 tbsp of miso for every tbsp of white miso instead.