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Donburi Bowl in blue and white bowl.

Donburi Bowl

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Japanese


This Japanese donburi bowl comes together in minutes, and disappears fast because it is that good!


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2 chopped green onions
2 chopped carrots
2 chopped garlic cloves
2 T canola or peanut oil
6 oz ground beef, chicken, pork or turkey
1 14 oz package tofu firm, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1/4 lb fresh spinach stemmed or a couple of big handfuls
2 T sugar
4 T soy sauce
Pepper to taste
4 eggs, lightly beaten

Noodles or rice for four


Heat oil in skillet. Add onions, carrots and garlic. Saute about 3 minutes over medium heat. Cover and cook over low heat about 5 minutes longer.

Add your choice of meat to the skillet, stirring occasionally, over medium high heat until brown.

Add tofu, sugar, soy sauce, and pepper. Reduce heat and cook on medium low, covered, until spinach begins to wilt. Stir carefully so that the tofu doesn’t break. Add eggs to mixture and cook, stirring, about 3-4 minutes.

Spoon over rice or noodles. I also sprinkle with togarashi, a Japanese 7 ingredient, spicy pepper/sesame seed condiment. (You could also top each serving with a fried egg if you don’t want to scramble the eggs into the mixture.)