Cooked Okara (Soybean Pulp)

Cooked Okara (Soybean Pulp)

Stir-fried onions with okara? A simple cooked soybean pulp recipe.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Fresh okara
200 g
Dried shiitake mushrooms
3 cm
50 g
to taste
3 tablespoons
◎Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Shiitake mushroom re-hydration water + dashi soup stock
300-500 ml
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
Green onions, minced
as needed


1. Re-hydrate the dried shiitake mushrooms. (Don't throw away the water you use for that.) Mince the ingredients and cut the green onions into small pieces.
2. Stir-fry the onions in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (not listed) until they're clear.
3. Add the other ingredients and cook.
4. Add the okara. Cook until it becomes crumbly.
5. Add the water used to re-hydrate the mushrooms and the ◎ flavoring ingredients and simmer until the stock has gone.
6. Add the green onions last (leek is also OK), lightly cook them through, and it's complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother-in-law added onions. At first I was surprised at the concept of cooked onions and okara, but it's got a delicious richness and sweetness.