Shinshu Miso is made of
"rice" and "beans" and "salt".
Shinshu Miso is Made from Rice, Beans, and
First, rice is steamed and seeded with malt
to make rice koji. Next, boiled beans are ground and mixed with salt and the
rice koji. This mash is then packed in
wooden vats where it matures slowly for a year to become delicious miso. The
basics are the same, but the chart below outlines the processes of yesterday
and today with with comparative illustrations and photographs.