Recipes and Cooking

Chicken Donburi

ChickenDomburi2 Preparation time 30 mins Serves 4 people


  • 1 ½ cups sushi rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 75 g shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 300 g chicken breast fillet,
  • halved lengthways and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup dashi stock or chicken stock
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 50 snow peas, cut into long thin strips
  • 2-3 green onions, finely shredded diagonally


Put the rice into a sieve and rinse under cold running water; drain. Combine the rice and

water in a heavy based saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to

low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stand, still covered,

for 10 minutes.


Heat the canola oil in a deep frying pan or wok, and cook the onion and mushrooms

over medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft and lightly golden. Add the chicken and cook

for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, vinegar and sugar, stir to combine, then add the dashi

stock. Bring to a simmer.

Pour the eggs over the mixture, cover (use a baking tray if you don’t have a lid) and

cook for about 2 minutes, until just lightly set.


To serve, divide the rice into deep bowls. Spoon the chicken and egg mixture, with the

broth. Top with snow peas and green onions, and serve immediately.


Note: Sushi rice, dashi and rice vinegar are available at most large supermarkets. Make

up dashi stock by combining a 10g sachet with 1 cup boiling water. You could use

chicken stock if dashi is unavailable.