Japanese Onion Soup

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
15 mins
50 mins

My oldest son loves a Japanese restaurant in Springfield, Missouri named Nakato's. His favorite of all is their Japanese onion soup. After trial & error in the kitchen, I came up with this recipe that my son says is almost a perfect match for his favorite soup. While the restaurant removes almost all the veggies before serving, we actually prefer leaving them in. Enjoy!

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  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except chives.
  2. Place over high heat & bring to a rolling boil. Cover & reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking for 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat & strain out the vegetables.
  4. Place a few of the chopped mushrooms from the strained vegetables in the bottom of each soup bowl & pour strained broth over them.
  5. Sprinkle soup with chives & serve.