Soboro Donburi - Japanese Eggs and Rice

    Hey again! In this post we are talking about Delicious Chicken Recipes. And I know most people are going with different cuts of chicken but as I was looking into this challenge I ran across a simple-looking Japanese recipe that utilized ground chicken, and guess what I had in my freeze? That's right, ground chicken. But also peas. 

     I've said it quite a few times, but I'm not sure if I've added it here, so I might be saying it again but here goes. I firmly believe that every country has busy people. So when I started looking at cultures and cuisines it seemed like it had to be an elaborate undertaking, but in reality, there are so many recipes that can fit into a busy schedule easily while not taking over your night but also making sure you don't fall into a cooking rut. Case in point, Soboro Donburi, this delicious, but simple, Japanese recipe took 20 minutes from start to finish. We were slowed down by the rice, it took the longest. 

     A few notes. Most of us know how to cook rice by now, I found out when I misunderstood when to add the vinegar to sushi rice one time that it is really enhanced by adding vinegar and sugar to the rice before cooking. that part is optional. However, the sugar in the eggs and chicken is not optional. It was surprising to me but the sweet and savory mix was delightful. 

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1lb. ground chicken
2 tsp. grated ginger
2 Tbsp. Mirin
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp sugar

2 c. parboiled rice
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. water (scant)
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar

4 eggs
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt 

Cooked peas

Rice: In a medium-pressure cooker combine the parboiled rice, water, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Cook on the rice setting until done. Release the pressure and fluff with a fork. 

Chicken: In a large skillet combine the chicken, grated ginger, Mirin, soy sauce, and sugar. Cook, crumbling, until the meat is no longer pink. Continue cooking until the liquid is cooked out. Make sure as you are cooking that you are breaking it into fine crumbles. 

Eggs: Combine the eggs, sugar, and salt. Whisk to help dissolve the sugar. Cook over medium heat, in a small pot. Make sure to crumble the eggs fine as well. 

To serve: Place a fourth of your cooked rice in the bottom of your bowl. Top with cooked chicken, peas, and eggs, and serve. 


  1. This looks delicious and I love making take out recipes at home. Can't wat to try this one.

  2. What a neat flavor profile and I love that you can put this meal together so quickly! Beautiful presentation.

  3. So much flavor--and I even own mirin!

  4. What an interesting and delicious looking dish! Sometimes you just have to trust the ingredients in Asian recipes. I know I've had my fair share of "Really? That goes in there!??" But when all is said and done it comes out delicious. Just like this dish.


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