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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 2 quarts water

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts

  • 3 sheets nori (dry seaweed), broken into pieces.

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • ¾ teaspoon sesame oil


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
12g Fat
6g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 450mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 283mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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