Zōsui (Rice Soup)

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    Fish Rice Soup

    In Japan, people eat ‘Rice Porridge’ when they are sick. It is easy to digest. But you need more nutrients especially Protein and Vitamins to recover from illness. Last week, I became sick. When I started to eat, I cooked this ‘Fish Rice Soup’. This soup is gentle to weakened stomach and very comforting, and …

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    Green Rice Soup

    Leftover cooked rice that has turned dry and hard like sand grains. What do you cook with it? Rice soup is a good option. Try this Green Rice Soup. It is very easy and quick to prepare. The key ingredients are Edamame (Young Soy Beans) and Nori. Soft Tofu or Egg can be added. Makes …

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    ‘Ojiya’ Egg Rice Porridge

    When I am sick with a cold, I want ‘Okayu’, that is Japanese style Rice Porridge. It’s easy to digest but not really nutritious. Once I started recovering, cook this ‘Ojiya’ Egg Rice Porridge for me. If I have a better appetite and my sore throat is not too bad, you can add more vegetables. …

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    ‘Okayu’ Japanese Rice Porridge

    When my husband is sick with a cold, he wants Chicken Soup. My children want something sweet such as Creme Caramel and Fruit Jelly. I am Japanese, and what I want when I am sick is definitely ‘Okayu’. It’s Japanese style Rice Porridge. It’s easy to digest, gentle to sore throat and weakened stomach, and …

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    Smoked Salmon Rice Soup

    I cook rice very often and left-over rice is in the fridge almost always. Zōsui (Rice Soup) is a great way to use up the left-over cold rice. This is an Italian ‘Risotto’ inspired version. I sometimes add some milk to make the soup creamy and some shaved OR grated Parmesan Cheese for topping. It’s …

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    Zōsui with Dumplings

    My mother used to make Zōsui to finish off bits and pieces of leftover Vegetables and Cooked Rice. To make this soup even more filling, she often added some dumplings which I loved. Omochi is also very nice in this soup but they are not available always, so she used to make simple wheat flour-base …