Vegan: Japanese Simmered Daikon with Bok Choy and Edamame Recipe

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Recipe Details

Vegan: Japanese Simmered Daikon with Bok Choy and Edamame Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 0 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 1 whole daikon radish, about 1 foot long and 2-inches wide.

  • 1 cup sake

  • 1/4 cup mirin

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 small piece konbu (dried sea kelp, optional)

  • 12 pieces baby bok choy (About 1/4 pound)

  • 1 cup frozen edamame

  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Peel daikon and slice into 1-inch thick rings. Combine sake, mirin, soy, sugar, water, and konbu (if using) in a medium saucepan. Add daikon slices. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a bare simmer. Cover and cook, turning and rotating daikon occasinally until daikon is completely tender and colored all the way through, about 1 hour.

  2. Carefully remove daikon with a slotted metal spatula. Bring liquid to a simmer and add bok choy and edamame, Cook until bok choy is just wilted but still crunchy and edamame are cooked through but still bright green, about 2 minutes. Divide bok choy and edamame into individual small serving bowls. Add sliced daikon. Top with scallions and serve.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
219 Calories
2g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 689mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 30mg 148%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 705mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)