Want a simple, yet healthy meal? Yesterday, I put together some fresh vegetables and added pieces of plain mochi to make an incredibly healthy, yet quick and easy soup.
Vegetable Mochi Soup
4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 bunch broccoli
1/2 cup sliced carrot
Pinch of Rosemary
3 Tbsp of fresh herbs, such as parsley, cilantro, and basil. The more herbs, the better!
2 or 3 slivers of ginger (to your taste)
3-4 mochi (see note below)
1 Tbsp green onions (garnish)
1. Boil chicken broth
2. Add sliced ginger, sliced carrots, rosemary, and mochi. Boil only 3-4 minutes until soft.
3. Toss in broccoli, zucchini, and fresh herbs and cook for only 1-2 minutes in broth.
4. The mochi should be soft, while the vegetables bright green and still slightly crisp to avoid depleting nutrients.
Note: For those of you confused about where to get plain, instant mochi, try any local Asian grocery store or places such as Don Quijote, Marukai, or Pacific Market to name a few for those of you in Hawaii. I like the round, instant mochi because it is easy to cook and to eat, while I also prefer a certain brand. However, you may have other preferences, so take a look and choose the one that fits you best.
Any questions? I hope you enjoy this simple, healthy recipe.