Ozoni - Miso Soup with Mochi (Rice Cake)
Ozoni is a traditional Japanese New Year's specialty food made from miso soup with vegetables and mochi (rice cakes). It's healthy and very delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 2 bowls
- 2 cups of water *1
- 1 tsp dashi powder
- 2 tbsp white miso paste
- 1/2 a medium sized carrot or 40g
- 1/4 small daikon radish or 40g
- 2 mochi rice cakes
- 2 Shiitake mushroom *2
- 2 leaves Mitsuba for garnish
- 2 slices of Naruto *5
Cut the carrot, radish small thin slices.
Parboil the carrot and radish and cut out to flower shape using Japanese cookie cutter. *3
Chop stems off the shiitake mushrooms and score cross to create a pattern on mushrooms.
Add the water and dashi powder in a sauce pan and let it simmer over medium heat.
Add the carrot and radish to the sauce pan and leave it cook for about 5 minutes.
While the carrot, radish and mushrooms is cooking, cut the mochi in half and put it in the oven to grill for 15 minutes on 180c. *4
Turn the heat off the saucepan after carrot, radish and mushrooms are cooked. Add miso paste (straining it through a small sifter ladle to remove the hard chunks).
Once the miso has dissolved, put the saucepan back on to medium heat. Watch it carefully and remove from heat just before it boils.
Once the mochi is done, add the mochi to a bowl and pour the miso soup over the mochi.
Garnish with Mitsuba and naruto(*5) to serve.
*1 If you have home made dashi stock, use 2 cups of dashi stock and omit dashi powder.
*2 If you can not access to shiitake mushrooms, I substitute with Swiss brown mushrooms.
*3 Using those cutter is only for decoration purpose. If you don't have one and, just slice it thinly.
*4 You can either cook it in oven, or grill like I did in the photo indicate in the post above.
*5 Naruto is optional. If you have them, it add some colour and make it prettier.
Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2550IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.5mg