Rich Cooked Okara (Stewed Okara)

Rich Cooked Okara (Stewed Okara)

Okara is cheap, low calorie, and full of nutrients. This is an okara dish stewed in broth, so it is rich. It's easy to consume.


Fresh okara
250 g
Shiitake mushrooms
1 pack (6 medium)
Burdock root
5 cm
Thinly sliced green onion
As needed
[The flavoring ingredients]
○Dashi stock
1/2 cup - 100ml
4 tablespoons
○Sugar, soy sauce, mirin
2 tablespoons each
1/2 teaspoon


1. Julienne the shiitake mushrooms and carrots, and cut the burdock root into long, thin shavings.
2. Cut the konnyaku in half horizontally and then into thin strips. Slice the chikuwa into rounds, cut the aburaage in half horizontally and then into thin strips.
3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot, and sauté all of the vegetables and konnyaku except the green onions.
4. Add the chikuwa and aburaage once the vegetables have softened, and sauté some more.
5. Once the oil has coated everything, add in the okara and ○ ingredients, and stir while simmering.
6. One the dish has thickened and become moist, add in the green onions, give it a quick stir, and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my mother's recipe. However, my mom's okara stew didn't have much water and so it was difficult to consume, so I increased the broth a bit and made the dish smooth.