You know what kids love? Anything that is sweet and salty, so basically anything with sugar and salt. Add rice and you are golden. Soboro Donburi is a combination of ground chicken and scrambled egg over rice, making it a perfect quick dinner. If you want an alternative to spaghetti, as a go to quick meal, soboro donburi fits the bill perfectly. You won’t regret it! This dish has become a staple in our house, and is a great recipe for a busy weekday night, when you don’t feel like cooking (which is honestly, like half the time in our household, lol).
I think this dish takes me all of 25-30 minutes to make, and I bet I could do it faster. I’m pretty slow at the prepping, so probably not that much quicker.
Soboro Donburi for Kids
- 3 cups rice
- 1 lb Ground chicken
- 1 tbsp sake
- 1 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp mirin
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp sugar
- Get Ingredients
- Crack the eggs and mix in the bowl with sugar.
- Add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to your pan and stir in ground chicken on medium heat. Add the mirin, sugar, sake, and water and cook until the chicken is brown and cooked though. I'm paranoid about cooking chicken all the way, so I cook the chicken for at least 7 minutes. Make sure to break up the ground chicken while cooking.
- After the chicken is almost all the way cooked through add the soy sauce and mix for another 2 minutes.
- Drain the fat from the pan, and remove the chicken to another plate.
- Add 1 tbsp of oil to a clean pan, and stir in the egg and sugar mixture. I would do this on low heat.
- Scramble the egg. You want the egg bright yellow, but not quite fried to brown. It is ok to have a bit of brown on the egg, but you are really looking for yellow, fluffy, and light.
- Remove from the cooked egg from the pan.
- Serve in a bowl with ground chicken and the egg over rice!
This fun recipe comes courtesy of Nami @ Just One Cookbook, my go-to cook for all things Japanese food.