Donburi: The traditional recipe

A large bowl of rice, served with a garnish with sauce based on eggs, vegetables, meat or fish, creamy easy to make It comes in many ways! Rejoice our saliva in advance …

What is donburi?

in japanese, no purée It literally means “large bowl” because it is always served in a large, hollow bowl to accommodate all the ingredients. Consumer since seventeene century of the Edo period, Donburi It was a dish highly prized by craftsmen and workers because this recipe was so easy to prepare, economiccopious and Quick to prepare. In fact, all you have to do is put white rice on the bottom of the bowl and add a nice garnish of your choice on top. It often consists of eggs, meat, fish or tofu plus vegetables that have been previously cooked together with seasonings to form a beautiful bound sauce. It is clear that Donburi, an inherited Japanese dish, highlights 3 essential basic ingredients in Japanese cuisine : the famous soy sauce, mirin (rice vinegar) and dashi (Traditional broth made with dried fish and seaweed). Besides these basic principles, donburi recipes vary depending on the region of Japan and the season of the year.

The most popular donburi

  • The Donburi grilled eelcalled “unagidon” is rather refined, very salty, very traditional, simple and crunchy.
  • The Breaded Pork DonburiFat but tasty ‘katsudon’ is often accompanied by a boiled egg and chopped green onions.
  • The Chicken Donburi ‘Oyakodon’ literally ‘parents bowl with kids’ is a kids favorite – hence its name – because it blends sweet flavors and is easy to eat.
  • The Donburi Beef Rather fine “gyûdon”, consisting of Beef slices Grilled and tender, it is generally associated with onions to enhance the flavor of the beef.
  • The Donburi with tempura The “chord” is greedy and crunchy, and fried vegetables and prawns lay on rice; with vegetables. This donburi is best suited for vegetarians or vegans vegan bisco.

There are so many donburi recipes that you’ll want it and it’s hard to come up with an exhaustive list. Among the most famous donburi, we mention those in marinated raw fish Skimedon, which is eaten cold.

Want to try this delicious? Japanese recipe ? For the ingredients, you will need:

2 chicken fillets, 130g flour, 1 beaten egg, 130g Japanese rusk or “panko” and frying oil.

1 chopped onion, 2 eggs, 150g Japanese rice, 1 green onion, hot pepper or Japanese cayenne pepper, 165ml dashi stock, 1 tablespoon sake, rice vinegar and salted soy sauce, 1 tablespoon coffee sugar.

  • for Bread crumbs chicken :

  1. Put the flour, beaten eggs and panko breadcrumbs into individual bowls. Salt and pepper chicken fillet. Sprinkle flour over each chicken breast. Dip in beaten eggs and then in breadcrumbs. Keep the rusk fillets on a plate.
  2. Heat 2 cm of frying oil in a non-stick frying pan. Once the oil is hot, fry the covered chicken until golden brown. Once done, place the fried chicken strips on a plate with a paper towel to drain the excess oil.

  1. In a clean frying pan, fry the chopped onions in the dashi and sake broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Cover and leave to boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and let it cook for a few more minutes without covering it.
  2. Arrange the fried chicken over the onions and let it cook over a medium heat.
  3. Beat the eggs and pour the contents around the chicken and onions to form a kind of “omelette”. It must be seized.
  4. Cut the green onions into rings and arrange them on top. Extinguish the fire.
  5. Divide the cooked rice on the bottom of the plates and carefully place the chicken and fried eggs on top of the rice. Sprinkle with chili and it’s ready to eat!

Recipe taken from “One Cookbook Only”: Chicken Katsudon by Chef Namiko Hirasawa Chin.

Leave a Comment