Zosui with furikake

Zosui with furikake

Zosui with furikake is a delicious and comforting Japanese rice soup dish that is often enjoyed as a warm meal. Zosui, also known as okayu, is a type of rice porridge made by simmering rice in a flavorful broth until it becomes soft and porridge-like in texture. Furikake, on the other hand, is a seasoning typically sprinkled over rice to enhance its flavor.

To make zosui with furikake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked Japanese short-grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked chicken or other proteins like shrimp or tofu (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and corn)
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Furikake seasoning, to taste
  • Soy sauce, to taste (optional)

Here's a step-by-step guide to preparing zosui with furikake:

  1. In a large pot, bring the broth to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the cooked rice to the boiling broth and stir well to break up any clumps. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the rice becomes soft and starts to thicken the soup.
  3. If using, add the cooked chicken or other proteins and mixed vegetables to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Slowly pour the beaten eggs into the simmering soup while stirring continuously. This will create ribbons of cooked egg throughout the soup.
  5. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the egg is fully cooked and the soup has thickened slightly.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the chopped green onions.
  7. Serve the zosui hot in bowls. Sprinkle furikake seasoning generously over each serving. You can also drizzle a little soy sauce over the top for added flavor if desired.
  8. Enjoy the zosui while it's still warm and comforting!

Zosui with furikake is a versatile dish, and you can adjust the ingredients and seasonings according to your preferences. Feel free to experiment with different proteins, vegetables, and types of furikake to create your own unique variations.


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