Rice Stew With Daikon (Daikon Zosui)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A yummy Japanese-style recipe from www.moscowfood.coop. Easy to make vegetarian by using veggie stock.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups cooked short-grain rice
  • 34 cup shiitake mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 1 12 cups daikon radishes, sliced as directed (about a four inch long chunk)
  • 14 cup carrot, sliced as directed
  • 12 cup wakame seaweed, soaked five minutes in cold water to cover, then chopped into one inch long pieces (discard soaking water)
  • 5 cups fish stock or 5 cups chicken stock or 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 12 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Peel the daikon and carrot, and slice into two-inch-long by one-half-inch wide ribbons that are no more than one-eighth-inch thick.
  2. The easiest way to accomplish this is by just using your vegetable peeler.
  3. In a stockpot or large saucpan, heat the stock over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the daikon and carrot, and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked rice, mushrooms and wakame, and bring to a boil again, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in salt and soy sauce and serve immediately.
  7. Be careful not to cook the rice too long; otherwise, it will end up the unappetizing consistency of glue.
Most Helpful

I've been wanting to try making something with daikon when I saw this recipe. It is excellent. I already had 2 1/2 cups of cooked jasmine rice from the other day and, when I couldn't find the seaweed at the grocery store, I just grabbed a seaweed salad from. The sushi counter and rinsed it. It worked, but I think they add food coloring to it and it gave the soup a green tint. It still tasted awesome!

Mozwhite September 13, 2011

I added 1/4 cup of miso, and a block of hard tofu, cut in cubes. I left out the rice because I prefer to make the rice separately. This was delicious and I'm sure I'll make it again.

island_kat December 26, 2006