Miso Ozoni (Japanese New Year's Soup)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on December 28, 2005.



Miso Ozoni (Japanese New Year's Soup)

  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried shrimp
  • 6 dasheen (taro)
  • 1 medium daikon (white radish)
  • 2 matsutake (long stemmed mushrooms), thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup miso (Japanese fermented soybean paste)
  • 1/2 bunch mizuna (Japanese cabbage)
  • 6 mochi (Japanese glutinous rice cake)


In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add shrimp, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Pare dasheen; cut into 1/4-inch slices. Pare daikon; cut into thin strips. Add dasheen and matsutake to stock; simmer 10 minutes. Add daikon and simmer 10 more minutes. Strain; stir in miso. Cut mizuna into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Add mizuna and mochi to stock. Heat and serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
220 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, greater than 1300 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 9 g protein


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