Zosui (Japanese Rice Soup with Egg)

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Zosui is a perfect dish if you are searching for a bowl of warm goodness! It transforms leftover rice into a flavorful and nourishing Japanese soup. Give it a try!

Looking for a cozy Japanese soup? Try my Ozoni, Ochazuke, or Oden!

Zosui served in a bowl.

Zosui is a go-to healthy soup for many Japanese people during cold days or when feeling unwell. You can easily create a nourishing soup base using dashi stock, load it with various vegetables, add pre-cooked rice for that hearty touch, and finish the dish with a beaten egg. Let me show you how to make it!

Zosui

Zosui, a comforting Japanese rice soup, repurposes leftover rice with a flavorful broth of dashi and soy sauce. For a hearty touch, add veggies, meat, and eggs. Versatile and simple, it’s a cherished dish in Japan for turning basic ingredients into a satisfying meal.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Zosui:

Ingredients list for zosui.
  • Daikon radish, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, and scallion (or green onions) – Root vegetables and mushrooms are great for this zosui recipe.
  • Cooked rice – Utilize leftover rice. I use frozen Japanese sticky rice in this recipe. (See how to cook rice).
  • Eggs – The beaten egg adds a silky texture to the Zosui. I use two eggs for this recipe.
  • Dashi powder, salt, and soy sauce for the soup – A foundation of Japanese cuisine, dashi adds a savory richness to the soup. While options like awase dashi (bonito flakes), niboshi dashi (anchovy), and kombu dashi (find more in What is dashi) are available, this recipe simplifies the process by using store-bought kombu dashi powder (vegan dashi).

How To Make Zosui: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make zosui.

Step 1

Simmer sliced vegetables with dashi powder in a pot.

How to make zosui.

Step 2

Add cooked rice to the pot.

How to make zosui.

Step 3

Season with soy sauce and salt.

How to make zosui.

Step 4

Add beaten egg and cook for one more minute.

Zosui served in a bowl.

Ladle the zosui into small bowls, top with chopped scallions (optional), and enjoy this comforting Japanese rice soup!

Recipe Tips

  • Adjusting Soup Seasoning: If your Zosui soup is too salty, dilute it with water to balance it. If it’s too mild, add more salt to enhance the flavor.
  • Customize your soup: Add various vegetables or enhance the flavor by adding miso paste.

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Zosui (Japanese Rice Soup with Egg)

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Zosui is a perfect dish if you are searching for a bowl of warm goodness! It transforms leftover rice into a flavorful and nourishing Japanese soup. Give it a try!

Equipment

  • 1 Medium pot 18 cm/7 inches

Ingredients

  • 100 g Daikon radish, 3.5 oz
  • ½ Carrot
  • 2 pieces Shiitake mushrooms
  • ½ Scallion
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 servings Cooked Rice, 10oz, 300g

Soup

  • 3 cups Water, 720ml
  • 1 tsp Kombu Dashi powder, 5g
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Tbsp Soy sauce

Instructions

  • Prepare Vegetables: Slice daikon, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, and scallions.
  • Beat egg: Crack an egg and beat it in a small bowl.
  • Make the soup: In a medium pot, add water, dashi powder, sliced vegetables and boil over medium heat.
  • Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for 4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add rice: Add the cooked rice to the pot and continue simmering for a few additional minutes.
  • Season: Season the soup with salt and soy sauce according to your taste.
  • Add egg: Gently pour the beaten egg into the simmering soup and continue to simmer for one more minute.
  • Serve: Ladle the zosui into small bowls and top with chopped scallions (optional).

Video

Notes

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  • If your Zosui soup is too salty, balance it by diluting it with water. If it’s too mild, add more salt to enhance the flavor.
  • Add various vegetables or enhance the flavor with the addition of miso paste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese rice soup, zosui
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