Thursday, 10 January 2008

Oyako don(buri)

Donburi refers to a rice bowl or deep porcelain bowl. Donburi dishes usually consists of a topping of tempura, tonkatsu, beef, vegetables or some types of seafood including sashimi. Donburi and ramen are considered 'fast food' that can be found in small stalls and eateries all over Japan. They are quick, inexpensive and filling, great for grabbing a quick lunch, dinner or supper. O-yako means parent and child, reflecting the use of chicken and egg in this dish.

Oyako don(buri)

Ingredients (serves 2):

Cooked rice (I use Japanese short grain rice)
200g chicken thighs or breast, cut into small pieces
1 small onion, thinly sliced (or use shallots or baby onions for sweeter, milder flavour)
200ml dashi stock (or chicken stock)
2 tbsp mirin (or sweet sherry)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
2 eggs, beaten
Frozen peas (however much you like)
Toasted sesame seeds and nori to garnish (optional)

Heat the stock in a pan together with the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Add the onions and chicken pieces into the pan and simmer on low heat for a few minutes until the onions are soft and chicken is just cooked. Add in the frozen peas and cook for another minute.

Pour the beaten eggs over the chicken and onion mixture. Turn the heat down to low and put a lid on. Cook for a further minute or until the eggs are just set to your liking. You can stir the mixture a little for a scrambled egg effect. To serve, put steamed rice in a deep bowl and place the chicken and egg mixture on top of the rice. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and nori strips to garnish.


Kevin said...

I really like making oyakodon. It is a quick and tasty meal.

Nilmandra said...

Indeed, kevin. And less washing up afterwards too, with a one-dish meal!

Greg said...

Boy, that looks really tasty. The little bit of nori on top really makes the flavor sing too.

mycookinghut said...

I love Oyaku don !!! One of my favourites donburi.

Nilmandra said...

My Cooking Hut: I love donburi too, so simple, wholesome and satisfying.

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