Wash broccoli and separate stems from florets.
In a pot, bring water to a boil.
Add broccoli stems, onion and garlic.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove 2 cups of liquid from pot and dissolve miso paste in the liquid, return to pot.
Add brown rice.
Use an immersion blender to cream the soup.
When smooth add broccoli florets, cook 10 more minutes.
Serving Size 4 servings