Zoni Recipe


* 4 cups dashi soup stock
* 4 blocks mochi (rice cake)
* 1/4 lb. boneless chicken thighs
* 2 inches carrot, cut into thin rectangles
* 4 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced
* 3 inches negi, or leek, rinsed and diagonally sliced
* 1/4 lb. fresh spinach, boiled and cut into 2 inches
* 4 slices kamaboko or naruto (fish cakes)
* 1 tbsp sake
* 1 tbsp soysauce
* 1/2 tsp sugar

Cut chicken thighs into small pieces. Put dashi soup stock, chicken, carrot, and shiitake in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Skim off any foam or impurities that rise to the surface. Turn down the heat to low. Add sake, sugar, and soy sauce in the soup. Simmer for a few minutes. Meanwhile grill mochi in the oven until softened. Add grilled mochi, kamaboko or naruto, and negi slices in the soup.

Makes 4 servings