Donburi (Rice Bowl)

  • 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 …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Chicken Teriyaki Don

    I often see bottled ready-made Teriyaki sauces on the supermarket shelves. You don’t need to buy Teriyaki Sauce. It is easy to make. This is a very simple, quick and & easy, yet delicious recipe! Try my recipe, then you can alter it adding more sugar or less sugar, and creat your own recipe. Makes …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Sukiyaki Don

    Do not worry about slicing Beef thinly. Cook Sukiyaki using Beef Mince. It is easy and tastes the same, but a little bit hard to eat. So, place it on top of the rice and make it a yummy Donburi dish! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice 1/2 bowl each Beef Mince 500 to 600g …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Spicy Pork Soboro Don

    ‘Soboro’ means crumbled meat. This is not an authentic Japanese dish, but this is my family’s favourite. It is so easy to make even for children. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Pork Mince 500g Oil 1 tablespoon Ginger 1 small piece *finely grated Salt 1 pinch Frozen Mixed Vegetables 2 cups *OR 1 large Carrot, 1-2 …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Yakiniku Don

    Cook Beef and Vegetables in the way of Japanese BBQ with ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ and top it on the rice. It’s an easy & yummy meal. These days you can buy ready-to-use ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ but why don’t you make your own sauce. It’s very handy to have your own sauce in a bottle kept in fridge. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Ten Don

    The ‘Ten’ is short for Tempura. This dish consists of Tempura cooked in a sweet soy flavoured sauce on the rice. When you have Tempura leftovers, use those leftovers for this recipe. Any kind of Tempura can go quite well in this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice ½ bowl each Tempura Dashi Stock …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Katsu Don

    ‘Katsu’ is a Japanese abbreviation for ‘Cutlets’. Following the pattern of naming Donburi dishes, cutlets on rice is called ‘Katsu Don’. Usually ‘Tonkatsu’ (pork cutlets) are used, but chicken cutlets version is also very yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Freshly Cooked Rice 4 servings Oil 1 tablespoon Onion 1 to 2 Dashi Stock 1 cup …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Tanin Don

    Tanin means ‘stranger’ or ‘unrelated person’. Unlike ‘Oyako Don’, Pork and Eggs are not ‘parent and child’. Therefore this is called ‘Tanin Don’. It’s a quick and easy Donburi (rice bowl) dish. Pork Mince or Beef Mince are easy to use, but thinly sliced steak(s) are nicer. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Freshly Cooked Rice 4 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Miso Katsu Don

    ‘Katsu’ is a Japanese abbreviation for cutlets. Following the pattern of naming Don (rice bowl), cutlets on rice is called ‘Katsu Don’. Serve this ‘Katsu Don’ with Miso Sauce is ‘Miso Katsu Don’. It’s a pretty popular dish in Kurashiki City where I used to live. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice ½ bowl each …

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