Okara Patties

Okara Patties

I made these fiber-rich okara & hijiki patties.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Fresh okara
100 g
Ground chicken
100 g
Hijiki (dried)
2 tabelspoons
a small amount
a small amount
Ginger (grated)
a small amount
Salt, sake (for seasoning before cooking)
a small amout each
Sake, mirin, sugar and soy sauce (for flavoring)
1:1:1:1 ratio


1. Soak the hijiki in plenty of water to rehydrate. Pop the edamame out of their pods, and finely chop the carrot.
2. Add the ground chicken in a bowl, add the salt and combine well. Add the okara, egg, sake and ginger and mix more. When it is well mixed, add the hijiki, edamame, carrot and mix even more.
3. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet, and pan-fry the okara patties. When the bottom is browned, flip the patties, pour in the water, and braise to cook through.
4. Once the patties are cooked through, add sake, mirin, sugar and soy sauce to taste. Add the katakuriko slurry (mixture of katakuriko and water not listed) to thicken the sauce and it is done.
5. Try sandwiching the patties with lotus root. It is yummy.
6. Place it over a bowl of rice, top it with a sunny-side up to make an okara patty rice bowl.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used the ingredients that I had on hand and made these patties.