I was 18 years old when I started living alone. I bought some very basic cooking tools, but what I really wanted for my new life was a small electric rice cooker. I knew it would free me from cooking quite a lot. If I had some cooked rice, meals could be prepared quite easily.
This is a Cheap & Easy version of ‘Oyako’ Don for someone who may not have much cooking experience, money and kitchen equipment. The recipe is for 2 servings. If you are cooking it for just yourself, the leftover is always helpful for next day. *The proper ‘Oyako’ Don recipe can be found here.
• Chicken Mince 200g
• Spring Onion 2 to 3 *sliced diagonally
• Eggs 3 to 4
Oil 1 teaspoon
Freshly Cooked Rice 2 servings
Water 1/2 cup *Dashi/Chicken Stock is better!
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons
- Mix all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Prepare cooked rice. The following cooking processes won’t take long.
- Add small amount of oil to the heated fraying pan and cook Chicken Mince. *Note: Chicken Mince is very sticky. Once Chicken started cooking, do not muck around with it and let it cook for a while. When the bottom is cooked, flip it over, then you can start breaking it.
- Add Spring Onion, but reserve some green pieces. When Spring Onion started getting soft, add seasoning mixture. Bring it to the boil and keep cooking for a few minutes.
- Beat the Eggs and pour the egg over evenly, sprinkle preserved green Spring Onion over, but DO NOT stir. Cover the pan with a lid, if you have it, until the egg is set.
- Half fill a bowl with freshly cooked rice and cover it with the chicken & egg mixture.