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RECIPESarrowRice CookersarrowOyako-Donburi (Chicken and Egg Bowl)
<i>Oyako-Donburi</i> (Chicken and Egg Bowl)
  Donburi in Japanese cuisine is a dish where simmered vegetable, meat or fish is served over a bowl of warm rice. Oyako-Donburi, also called Oyako-Don is a classic Japanese rice bowl in which chicken, egg and onion is simmered in a sweet savory sauce and served over rice.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 0.3 lb. chicken thigh meat, boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup ichiban dashi (see dashi recipe) or 1/2 tsp. dashinomoto + 2/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. sake (rice wine)
  • 2 Tbsp. mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups cooked short or medium grain rice

Garnish (optional):

  • Mitsuba (Japanese cryptotaenia) or cilantro
1

Cut chicken thigh into bite-sized pieces.

2

In a frying pan, add chicken, onion, dashi, sake, mirin, salt, soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.

3

Lightly beat egg in a bowl. Pour 2/3 of beaten egg evenly over the chicken and onion mixture. Cook until the egg coagulate – about a minute. 

4

Pour the remaining egg to the pan. When the egg start to coagulate, about 30 seconds, turn heat off. Cover with lid and allow to set for one minute.

5

Fill serving bowls with warmed rice. Top with chicken omelet and drizzle with sauce to your preference.

6

Garnish with optional mitsuba.

7

Enjoy!