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Vegetable Donburi Over Seasoned Rice

Randy Mayor
Yield 6 servings
Donburi (dohn-boo-ree) is "fast food" in Japan--boiled rice topped with broth and either vegetables, meat, fish, or eggs. Our version combines shiitake mushroom caps, carrots, and green onions, and is flavored with Asian seasonings and miso, a slightly sweet paste made from ground soybeans. You can find miso in most large supermarkets, Asian markets, or health-food stores.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked sushi rice or other short-grain rice
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons miso (soybean paste)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 1 pound mushrooms)
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 3/4 cup (1-inch) sliced green onions
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg

Nutrition Information

  • calories 315
  • caloriesfromfat 6 %
  • fat 2.2 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 8.8 g
  • carbohydrate 64.4 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 44 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 869 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand.

  2. Bring 2 cups water and broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in miso, soy sauce, and sugar. Add mushrooms, ginger, and garlic; reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in carrot and onions; cook 2 minutes.

  3. Whisk egg whites and egg in a small bowl. Gently pour egg mixture into broth mixture (do not stir); cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat; gently stir.

  4. Spoon 1 cup of rice into each of 6 large soup bowls. Ladle 1 cup of the broth mixture evenly over rice.

  5. Note: Sushi rice, a sticky rice that's available in many large supermarkets, holds together well when topped with vegetables and broth. But any rice will work in this dish.