Chicken Donburi Bowls


Hope all of you had a great Valentine’s Day weekend!!   Charlie and I spent Valentine’s Day having a simple but romantic dinner at home, and enjoyed chocolate martinis with our friend Ray that evening.  We just got back from Indianapolis, which was really fun!  We explored the downtown area a bit, and went to see a play called “Defending the Caveman.”  If you guys get a chance to see this, it’s the perfect couples comedy!  Basically talks about the dynamics of the female and male in a relationship, and it’s absolutely hilarious and so true!

Getting back into town was fine today; had to finish up the bowings for the youth orchestra and organize paperwork during rehearsal, but nothing I couldn’t handle 😉  Charlie was working on his xbox today, and wasn’t having the best time ever….so I thought I’d make him some Japanese food!  My good friend Kirsten got me this Japanese cookbook for my birthday a year ago, and I’ve been dying to try some of the recipes!  This donburi recipe turned out amazingly well, and is so easy to make I had to do a double-take to make sure I was all done!

I used Japanese white rice to make the donburi bowls, but you could easily use brown rice for a healthier option!  My suggestion for making brown rice is to use chicken broth instead of water.  This is incredibly easy and quick to make, and perfect comfort food for this horrid winter!  Hope you guys enjoy 🙂

YIELD: 2-3 servings

TIME: 45 minutes

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 yellow onion, diced
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cups cooked Japanese rice
1 Tbsp sake
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp mirin
1-1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 cup chicken broth

Combine sake, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and chicken broth in a wok or large pan over medium high heat.  Bring to a brisk simmer, and add chicken.  Cook for 5 minutes, add onion, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Add 3/4 of the eggs to the chicken and onion, mix briefly, and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring only once.  Pour in remaining egg, cook until done, and pour mixture over two bowls of rice.  Serve immediately.

Hope y’all enjoy!

xoxo, Sara


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