Ochazuke (lit. “tea submerged”) is a traditional Japanese comfort food made by pouring hot dashi or tea over a bowl of cooked rice topped with savory toppings such as salmon, chicken or pickles. The basic form uses just dashi and is called dashi-chazuke, but you can use your favorite tea as another way to enjoy this dish.
Prep time: Pre-make cooked rice | Cook time: 5 mins | Vegan option
- 200ml water
- 1 tsp dashi powder or konbucha (kelp tea/broth)
- Pinch of salt
- ½-1 tsp soy sauce
- 180g cooked rice
- Toppings: fish flakes, shio koji chicken, teriyaki chicken, tempura, tsukemono (pickles), umeboshi (pickled plum), etc.
- Boil the water and add the dashi powder or konbucha. Add salt and soy sauce to adjust the taste.
- Add your choice of topping(s) to the cooked rice in a bowl and pour over the dashi from step 1.