RECIPE: Chicken Ochazuke (Tea with Rice)

RECIPE: Chicken Ochazuke

Ochazuke is a traditionally simple yet comforting dish made by pouring tea over a bowl of steamed rice with savory toppings. 

Servings: 1


  • 1 chicken breast 
  • 1 tsp sake
  • Wakame (optional topping)
  • 1 tsp konbu chadissolved in 150ml hot water
  • 1 cup cooked rice


  1. Sprinkle the chicken breast with salt and sake. Cook in a pan over medium heat until fully cooked. Cool slightly and shred with a fork.
  2. Soak the wakame (if adding) in cold water to reconstitute. Drain and roughly chop.
  3. Put the cooked rice in a bowl and top with the cooked chicken and wakame (if using).
  4. Gently pour the konbu cha dissolved in hot water over the rice and enjoy immediately.

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