Recipe Zosui

Zosui is a traditional Japanese rice soup perfect for cold weather or when you crave a comforting dish. It's known for its delicious flavors and simple yet hearty preparation.

 Ingredients Needed

  • Cooked white rice (about 2 cups)
  • Dashi stock (500 ml)
  • Chicken or beef (100 grams), thinly sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Fresh shiitake mushrooms (4-5 pieces), thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks of green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • A handful of peas (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • Sesame oil

Cooking Instructions for Zosui

1. Heat a little sesame oil in a pot.

2. Sauté chicken or beef until cooked through.

3. Add carrots and shiitake mushrooms, sauté until softened.

4. Pour dashi stock into the pot. Bring to a boil.

5. Add cooked white rice into the dashi, gently stir until rice is submerged.

6. Cook over low heat for about 5-7 minutes.

7. Pour beaten egg into the pot while continuously stirring until the egg is cooked.

8. Season with salt, pepper, and soy sauce to taste.

9. Add peas and chopped green onions, stir briefly until heated through.

10. Serve Zosui hot in bowls.

Tips for Making Delicious Zosui

  • Use high-quality dashi stock for richer soup flavor.
  • Use pre-cooked rice for quicker cooking.
  • Avoid overcooking the soup after adding rice to maintain its texture.

Variations of Zosui

  • Add seafood like shrimp or clams for a different taste experience.
  • Substitute bacon or ham for the meat option.
  • Incorporate vegetables such as broccoli or spinach for added nutrition.

Calorie Information

One serving of Zosui typically contains around 200-300 calories depending on the amount of rice and additional ingredients used.


Zosui is a wonderful choice for a warm meal during chilly days or whenever you crave a unique rice dish. With easy-to-find ingredients and a straightforward cooking process, you can explore different variations to suit your taste. Enjoy your delicious bowl of Zosui!


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