Lemon Broth Chazuke

Remember how I’ve been experimenting with chazuke for a quick meal?  Well here’s my latest creation, a chazuke uses lemon-flavored teas. Bigelow’s Lemon Lift was the one I used, but you can find others using lemon zest and the like. It has a taste reminiscent of chicken broth – enough I think you could use just the tea-garlic-soy mixture as a broth substitute.

Seriously, this is delicious – and remember you could probably whip this up at cons, especially with the right canned goods or a little refrigerator.


  • 1 ½ cup lemon tea
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic (one clove)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cups steamed green vegetables – I use broccoli, collard, spinach (you can steam them in a microwave, but spinach will blanch if you pour boiling water on it, from say a coffee maker)
  • Either 1 cup garbanzo beans or 7 ounces of tofu, cubed. (Use 1 ½ cup beans/14 ounces tofu if really hungry or add a cup of rice)
  • ¼ cup frozen corn. (leave out if you use rice)
  • 1 tbsp chives.


  1. 1) Make the tea by mixing the water, garlic, and soy sauce together. Add the tea bag after heated and let seep.
  2. Mix the vegetables, beans/tofu, and corn. Add the tea.
  3. Heat if necessary in microwave to unthaw corn/heat tofu
  4. Add chives, serve.