Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Eggs Rice Bowl)

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Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Eggs Rice Bowl) – Japanese egg rice recipe with cooked chicken and eggs over a bowl of steamed rice. Oyakodon is a quick and easy meal for the entire family.

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One-pot Japanese chicken and eggs rice, topped with onions.

What is Oyakodon?

The word oyakodon literally means mother and child rice bowl in Japanese. This comes from the fact that the rice bowl is covered in chicken and eggs.

Rice bowls are very popular in Japan and they are called donburi in Japanese. Donburi is a one-meal dish where the rice and the side dishes — consisting of either meat, fish, eggs, and/or vegetables—are served together in a big rice bowl as a complete meal.

This Japanese egg rice is a homey dish that many people love.

Healthy and easy Japanese Oyakodon featuring chicken and eggs served in a rice bowl.

How To Make Oyakodon

Egg is an important ingredient in donburi, as it makes the simmered egg sauce in many recipes, including oyakodon. The eggs must not be over-beaten: they should remain light and fluffy after simmering with the sauce. More importantly, the simmered chicken and eggs have to soak up the flavors of the seasonings. When serving the chicken and eggs on top of steamed rice, the sauce will give its flavor to the rice, hence making this simple and humble oyakadon the ultimate donburi dish.

Traditionally, the best oyakodon recipe calls for dashi, or Japanese soup stock made of dried bonito flakes and kombu (dried kelp). I made mine with Mizkan Bonito Flavored Soup Base, which is precisely soy sauce with dashi. Since there is bonito flavoring in the Soup Base, there is no need to make dashi and hence making traditional Japanese cooking very accessible to every home cook.

One-pot delicious and easy Japanese rice bowl with eggs and chicken.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it healthy?

Yes, this rice bowl packs a great amount of protein, which is great for you.

How many calories?

This recipe has 377 calories per serving.

What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?

This dish is best served as the main course. For a wholesome Japanese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.

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Oyakodon Recipe


Servings 2 people


Prep Time 10 minutes


Cook Time 10 minutes


Total Time 20 minutes

Oyakodon – a Japanese recipe of a donburi, or rice bowl, that calls for chicken and eggs. Also called parent and child donburi.

Ingredients

Ingredients:


1/4
onion, cut into rings


8
oz
chicken thigh or leg, fat trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces


3
large eggs, lightly beaten


3/4
cup
water


1
stalk
scallion, cut diagonally

Sauce:


2
tablespoons
Mizkan Bonito Flavored Soup Base or soy sauce


1 1/2
tablespoons
mirin


1
teaspoon
sugar

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Directions

1

Combine all the ingredients for  the Sauce in a small bowl. Stir to combine well.



2

Heat up a small saucepan on high heat and bring the water to boil. Add the sliced onion, chicken, the Sauce, and cook for 2 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. Skim off the scum.


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3

Pour the eggs slowly in a circular motion, covering the chicken. Lower the heat to simmer and cover the saucepan with its lid. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked. Add the scallions.


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4

To serve, add steamed rice to two rice bowls and top with the simmered chicken and eggs. Serve immediately.


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Nutrition Facts

Oyakodon Recipe

Amount Per Serving (2 people)

Calories 377
Calories from Fat 225

% Daily Value*

Fat 25g38%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Cholesterol 357mg119%

Sodium 285mg12%

Potassium 344mg10%

Carbohydrates 10g3%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 27g54%

Vitamin A 505IU10%

Vitamin C 2.1mg3%

Calcium 46mg5%

Iron 1.9mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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