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 Daikon Soup!

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 (See more in zosui).

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love Japanese dish.
  • You want to make zosui.
  • You are looking for a cozy Japanese rice soup.

Let me show you how to make it!

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients list for zosui.
  • Daikon radish, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, and scallion (or green onions) – Root vegetables and mushrooms are great for this 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).

Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients

If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.

  • Japanese market: Mitsuwa MarketplaceMarukai
  • Asian market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Health food stores
  • Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon

🔪Instructions

Let’s go over how to make this Japanese rice soup. 

How to make zosui.

1. Slice daikon, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, and scallions.

How to make zosui.

2. Crack an egg and beat it in a small bowl.

How to make zosui.

3. Add water, dashi powder, and sliced vegetables in a medium pot and boil over medium heat.

How to make zosui.

4. Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for 4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

How to make zosui.

5. Incorporate the cooked rice to the pot and continue simmering for a few additional minutes.

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6. Season the soup with salt and soy sauce according to your taste.

How to make zosui.

7. Gently pour the beaten egg into the simmering soup and continue to simmer for one more minute.

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8. Ready to serve!

Serve

Zosui served in a bowl.

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

Helpful Tips

  • Adjusting Soup Seasoning: 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.
  • Customize your soup: Add various vegetables or enhance the flavor by adding miso paste.

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Zosui served in a bowl.

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Zosui served in a bowl.

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

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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