Donburi (Rice Bowl)

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Mushrooms

    King Oyster Mushroom Rice Bowl

    I do love mushrooms and the best mushroom I have ever tasted was my grandmother’s meaty Shiitake. She used to grow Shiitake in a wood near her house and my family was lucky to enjoy the harvest. Whatever way they were cooked, those mushrooms were so chewy and crunchy and delicious. This dish is one …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Tuna Spinach Rice Bowl

    I recommend you to stock a bag of rice in your kitchen for always. Canned Tuna are often on sale at supermarkets, stock them as well. Already washed and ready to serve Baby Spinach Leaves are very handy to have in the fridge. Of course you must have Eggs. Then you can create such a …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg Other Seafood

    Crab Omelette Rice Bowl

    I used to use Imitation Crab Meat (aka Crab Sticks) for this dish. Imitation Crab Meat is made of white fish paste, starch, sugar, egg whites and crab flavouring. And it is shaped to resemble the crab meat using red food colouring. I don’t use Imitation Crab Meat for cooking these days because I can’t …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Pork Shogayaki (Ginger Pork) Don

    A ‘Donburi (Rice Bowl)’ dish is perfect for my lunch. There was a small block of pork belly in the fridge. Left over rice would be hot and fluffy again when microwaved. So I made this ‘Pork Shogayaki Don’ today. The cooked pork mixture would cover the rice, so the pork needs to be sliced …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Sashimi ‘Zuké’ Don

    In Australia, less expensive off-cut meat is widely available. In Japan, you can find less expensive off-cut Sashimi. I used to make this ‘Zuké’ Don using those off-cuts. If you can purchase Sashimi quality fresh fish, why don’t you try this deliciously marinated fish on rice. This time, I used Salmon. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Sweet Miso Eggplant Don

    Have you tried any of my sauces? They are all so versatile and can be used for many dishes. ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ is one of them. I simply stir-fry Eggplant and Green Capsicum, then add Pork Mince, and seasoned with the ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ with chilli bean sauce for spiciness. So easy to cook and …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Oyako Don

    ‘Oyako’ means ‘Parent and Child’. In this recipe, Chicken and Eggs are used, thus this dish is called ‘Oyako Don’. This is one of the dishes that I cook most often. Sometimes I cook this with Tofu instead of Chicken. Tofu and Eggs can’t be called ‘Oyako’ or ‘Parent and Child’, though it is equally …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Curry Mackerel Don

    Because I usually cook for four people, preparing a meal just for me can be oddly challenging. A ‘Donburi (Rice Bowl)’ dish is always a good option. I stock canned mackerel in my pantry for always as mackerel is my great favourite (and fresh mackerel is rarely available where I live), and the small 120g …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu

    Teriyaki Tofu Don

    They look like fried chicken, but they are Tofu. This is a yummy ‘donburi’ dish for vegetarians. If you omit the egg on top, this can be a yummy vegan dish as well. I used ALDI’s Organic Tofu, but any firm type tofu can be used. Coating the tofu pieces with potato starch flour is …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Vegetables

    Spicy Salmon Salad Don

    I often make a large batch of thinly sliced vegetable mix for salad. This is so handy to make a lunch for myself. Sometimes I mix with noodles or mix with fish or meat to make a rice bowl dish like this one. If you wish to make this dish with Smoked Salmon, you need …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Canned Salmon Miso Don

    For cooking one-person meal, the canned fish is very handy to have in the pantry. I try to stock canned salmon, tuna, sardine and mackerel when they are on special. This ‘Canned Salmon Miso Don’ can be cooked, of course, with fresh salmon fillet but fish are all very pricy in Australia. A small canned …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Gyu Don

    ‘Gyu-niku’ means beef. Beef and Onion simmered in a sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi stock on top of the rice. ‘Gyū Don’ is s very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with Beni Shōga (pickled ginger). Probably every family has its own recipe. I used to add Shirataki (Konnyaku Noodles) but my children …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Miso Mackerel Don

    There is one dish that I have been very fond of since my childhood. It’s a dish of mackerel simmered in sweet miso sauce. Sadly I can’t cook it here in Melbourne because it is too hard to find fresh mackerel. I have seen Spanish mackerel in a fish shop, but not the mackerel that …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork Tofu

    Mabo Dofu Don

    ‘Mabo Dofu Don’ is a dish of freshly cooked rice covered with Japanese Style Mabo Dofu. It’s one of my son’s favourites. I have tried some different types of Tofu for this dish, but our favourite remains Momen Tofu, which is medium to soft type, but naturally you can use your favourite type. Makes 4 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Buta Don

    ‘Buta’ means ‘Pig’ or ‘Pork’. This Donburi dish is originated in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. You can add some vegetables such as onions and carrot, but ‘Buta Don’ most commonly consists of a bowl of rice topped with just pork slices. You might like the sauce sweeter than this recipe. Please adjust the …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Chicken Soboro Don

    Chicken ‘Soboro’ (Crumbled Meat) is easy to cook and it doesn’t take much time at all. Cover freshly cooked rice with this ‘Chicken Soboro’ and other food in different colours, make it beautiful and nutritious. This is also perfect for ‘Bento Lunch’. Half fill the lunch container with cooked rice, then cover and decorate with …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Beef Soboro Don

    Minced meat is generally cheaper and quicker to cook, thus it is a great ingredient for everyday meals. This is one of my family’s favourite mince dishes. ‘Soboro’ means crumbled meat and my ‘Soboro’ recipes are perfect for busy families. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice 1/2 bowl each Beef Mince 500g Dried Sliced Shiitake …

  • Beans & Peas Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Natto & Kimchi with Onsen Tamago

    I know many Australians don’t like Natto, the fermented Soy Beans, because of its smell. Well… there is at least one way to enjoy Natto. Mix it with Kimchi that has knock-out smell! You won’t smell Natto anymore. Add a microwave-cooked ‘Onsen Tamago’ egg and it’s a very quick and nutritious meal. Makes 1 Serving …

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