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Oyakodon 親子丼 - a classic of Japanese cuisine

Oyakodon - Recipe for rice lovers | ORYOKI


Oyakodon recipe

Oyakodon 親子丼 is a classic dish in Japanese home cooking. Translated literally into English, Oyakodon means "Parent-Child Bowl," referring to the ingredients chicken and egg, which are served together with rice in a bowl. It is one of the many variations of the Japanese rice bowl dish Donburi, where rice is filled into a bowl and covered with additional ingredients. In addition to the main ingredients rice, chicken, and egg, a different sauce is chosen depending on the region and season. Usually, Dashi (fish broth) or Mirin (rice wine) forms the basis for the light or dark sauce. Those looking to enjoy traditional Oyakodon during a trip to Japan will often find it on the menu in soba restaurants or other traditional establishments.

Oyakodon bowl recipe

No. of persons1 personNo. of persons
Preparation timeca. 30 minutes Preparation time
Level of difficultyeasyLevel of difficulty
Dishmain mealDish
List of ingredients
2 egg
150g Chicken meat
2 cups rice
1/2 onion
1,5 tablespoons Mirin
1,5 tablespoons Sake
1,5 tablespoons soy sauce
150ml water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Dashi or vegetable broth
Peas or spring onions as a topping
Kochende Miss Oryoki
Step 1

Cook your rice as usual in a rice cooker. You can do this while preparing the remaining ingredients.

Step 2

Wash the chicken meat and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Halve an onion and slice it into semi-circular rings.

Step 3

Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them thoroughly. In another bowl, mix Mirin, sugar, soy sauce, sake, water, Dashi, and the onions. Pour the mixture into a pan and let it simmer over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the chicken to the mixture and let it cook for another 5 minutes. Then, reduce the temperature and let it simmer for a while.

Step 5

Pour the beaten eggs slowly and evenly into the pan, letting them set at low heat. The cooking time for the egg-meat mixture varies depending on the desired firmness.

Step 6

Fill the cooked rice into your bowl and pour the mixture over it. For decoration, you can add thinly sliced spring onions or a handful of cooked peas. Anything that tastes good is allowed - Enjoy your meal!

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