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Japanese egg drop zosui soup recipe
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Zosui soup with chicken recipe

The perfect comfort food for all your left-overs
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword comfort food, left-overs, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 854kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $7



  • 6 cups dashi use water and 2 dashi packets, or dashi stock cubes
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt

For zosui

  • 12 oz boneless chicken thigh OR chicken breast
  • 1 carrot small or medium
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms (or champignons)
  • 4 green onions
  • 3 cups short-grain white rice pre-cooked, a day old is best, but you can cook fresh rice and let it cool as well
  • 1 cup edamame (frozen) or if you don't have those you can use Chinese peas or other green vegetables you have in your fridge (it ís left-over day so see what you can scrounge together)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds


  • Gather all the ingredients and a soup pot.
  • Add the water and dashi to the soup pot and bring to a boil on low heat.
    Add water and dashi to soup pot
  • If you’re using dashi packets, poke them until they release all the color and flavor after they’ve boiled for about 2 minutes.
  • Cover with a lid and boil for another 3 minutes.
  • Now discard the dashi packet. If you used a stock cube, just mix the liquid well.
  • Cut the chicken into small bite-sized pieces or small strips.
  • Slice the mushrooms into small pieces (without the stem). It's best to use shiitake because it has more umami, but champignons are perfectly fine if you have those in the fridge.
  • Slice the carrot a la julienne (thin strips).
  • Chop the green onions.
  • Rinse the pre-cooked rice under cold water for about a minute until the water starts to run clear. As you rinse, you remove the starch so the rice keeps its shape.
  • Now it’s time to start cooking the ingredients, so add the chicken to the dashi soup and wait until it starts to boil.
  • Once boiling, add in your carrots, frozen edamame or peas, and let it boil for about 4 minutes or until the carrot is tender. You can poke it with a fork to check that it’s adequately boiled.
    Bring dashi and carrots to a boil
  • Now it’s time to add the salt and soy sauce for flavor and stir.
  • Slowly add in your rice and mushrooms. Cover the pot and let it cook away for about 10 minutes.
  • While the soup cooks, beat the eggs in a bowl.
  • Remove the lid on the pot and slowly drizzle in the eggs.
  • After a minute, remove the pot from the stove and stir in the green onion and garnish with sesame seeds.
    Delicious zosui soup with peas



You’re ready to serve this tasty soup! All you have to do to serve it is add it to a smaller bowl and enjoy it while it’s still hot. There are no real protocols or traditions about serving this soup. You can always garnish with extra toppings like spinach, seeds, or dried seaweed.


Calories: 854kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 2200mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2867IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 4mg