Thick Rice Soup with Chicken, Chives, and Ginger


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Appears in
An American Taste of Japan

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1985

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The word ojiya, in Japanese, has motherly overtones; being served it means you’re being well cared for. In the wintertime in Japan, this porridgelike dish is made by many a woman for her husband and children, since the soothing soup is thought to relieve all manner of symptoms from overindulgence at an office party to the loss of appetite that often comes with the common cold. In that respect, I guess this thick rice soup is the Japanese equivalent of Western chicken soup, which is t