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Miso Soup (Ozoni Japanese New Year)

Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes


• 4 cups water

• 1 piece Eden Kombu, 2 to 3 inches long

• 1/2 cup fresh daikon radish, or icicle radish

• 1/4 cup carrots, julienned

• 1/2 cup taro (Oriental potato), peeled, washed and chopped

• 1/8 cup Eden Bonito Flakes, crumbled, optional

• 1/4 cup Eden Shiro Miso, dissolved in 3 T. water or soup stock

• 1/2 cup spinach, watercress or arugula, chopped

• 4 pieces Eden Sweet Brown Rice Mochi, or any Brown Rice Mochi, cut in half

• 2 Tbsp scallions, finely chopped


Place the water and kombu in a medium soup pot, cover and bring to a boil. Remove the kombu after 5 minutes and set aside for future use or discard. Cut the daikon into half inch thick rounds and then quarters. Place the daikon and taro (albi) potato in the pot, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Next, add the carrots, cover and simmer 1 to 2 minutes. Add the bonito flakes. Reduce the flame to low and add the dissolved miso, mix and simmer without boiling for 2 minutes. Add the spinach or watercress and simmer 1 minute.

When the soup is almost ready, pan-fry the mochi according to package directions, on both sides, until it puffs up. Place two pieces of mochi in each individual serving bowl. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with scallions before serving.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 184 calories, 1g fat (5% calories from fat), 6g protein, 38g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium