Donburi (Rice Bowl)

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Gyū Don

    ‘Gyū’ means Beef. Thinly sliced 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 …

  • 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 & Soy Protein

    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 (Rice Bowl) 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 …

  • 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 eachBeef Mince 500gDried Sliced Shiitake 1 pkt …

  • Beans & Peas Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Natto, Kimchi & Egg Rice Bowl

    I know some people don’t like ‘Natto’, the fermented Soy Beans, because of its smell. Well… there is at least one way to enjoy it. Mix 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 Ingredients …

  • 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 …

  • 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 500g Pork Mince1 tablespoon Oil1 small piece Ginger *finely grated1 pinch SaltFrozen Mixed Vegetables 2 cups *OR 1 large Carrot, 1-2 cups Peas and Corn2 …

  • 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 placed 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 4 servings Cooked RiceTempura1 cup Dashi Stock2 …

  • 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 4 servings Freshly Cooked Rice1 tablespoon Oil1 to 2 Onion1 cup Dashi Stock2 to 3 Spring …

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