Keihan Chicken Soup is a yummy, rich soup containing fragrant staples like flower-shaped carrot slices, orange zest and whole grain brown rice.

Keihan soup

Keihan Rice is a specialty of the Amami Islands of Japan.

Ingredients Edit

  • Cooked brown rice, 1 cup
  • Baked moist pulled chicken, white and dark meat, 1 cup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange/lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cube Chicken / Fish / or Shrimp bouillon base
  • 1 orange Carrot, chopped and cut into flower shapes

Toppings Edit

  • Pickled Radishes
  • Cut Nori Shapes or Strips (use cookie cutter or knife to shape nori sheets)
  • Fresh, cold Seaweed Salad
  • Freshly cooked ramen noodles / soba noodles /somen noodles or even egg noodles
  • Shitake Mushrooms
  • Silken Tofu Cubes
  • Cooked Renkon (lotus root)

Cooking Directions Edit

  1. Cut carrot into fine slices with knife, then shape the carrot slices into flower-shaped slices with a special flower-shaped veggie cutter.
  2. Pour water, rice, chicken, flower-shaped carrot slices, and boillion cube into a pot, then turn on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until bouillon cube has dissolved. Don’t cover it!
  3. When pot boils, turn off stove and pour in the tamari sauce and sesame oil, and also pour in the grated orange / lemon zest.
  4. Top your bowl with desired toppings, like picked radishes, cut nori shapes, and other toppings. Enjoy!
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