Seaweed (Nori) Soup


"This recipe started as something I found off the back of a seaweed package, but has been adapted several times so that it can be made quickly with ingredients from most large grocery stores - or a local Asian grocery if you prefer. Nori is the Japanese word for dried sheets of seaweed."


33 m servings 196 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 15.2 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 450 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the ground pork until browned. Drain off excess fat, and add water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the bouillon cube to dissolve, and add water chestnuts and nori. Stir in the egg, and season with salt. Remove from heat, and mix in the green onions and sesame oil. Serve immediately.
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  1. 6 Ratings


As is, I'd probably rate this recipe a 2, but it's a good jumping-off point for a 5-star soup. Here's what I did: I omitted the pork, added shiitake mushrooms, used 6 cups water and 7 tbsp white...

I absolutely LOVED this soup. I have already prepared it twice! I had a little trouble finding the Nori but a local grocery store sells sushi and had some packages in that area. The soup has ...

I make this soup with the same type of ingredients but in different quantity. I usually sweat some yellow onion and garlic prior to adding and browning ground beef. Then I add finely chopped ...

The consistancy of the soup was fine--the seaweed and the egg turned out well. However, for me, the broth turned out tasteless. We added some soup base that we use for soba noodles and that gave...

This recipe is marvelous! I am just recovering from a sickness and wanted some seawood soup but didn't have miso and thought all was lost. I changed a few things and wahla! - soup is on. I ad...

I don't often review recipes but I felt the need to make an exception here. This is a good basic delicious recipe that is easily modified to suit your pantry. Don't like pork? Use beef or chicke...