Randy Mayor
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Very adjustable

July 15, 2015
I love how versatile this recipe is! I substituted sliced a chicken breast, broccoli, slices of red pepper and napa cabbage for 5 cups of the mushrooms. I didn't have vegetable broth so I used chicken broth instead. So tasty and so fast to make! It makes a big batch and the leftovers were great the next day.

Belladonna714's Review

December 26, 2009
This recipe is good but I feel that its lacking something. Seemed a little bland. If I made it again I would definitley make changes.

kfrumkin's Review

February 15, 2009
Very good and easy.