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A Healthy Bowl of Japanese Yum
February 28th, 2011 by

Quick and easy and healthy too.

Quick and easy and healthy too.

I got this recipe from Malden Patch food writer Kate Sedan. Kate has a wonderful way of finding recipes from different cultures and making them simple to prepare.

This one is called donburi and it’s simply a bowl of rice with tasty treats on top. I used shrimp as the main protein, but you could use tofu, chicken, beef, or whatever you have on hand.

Here’s the recipe. But basically all you do is put the following ingredients in a sauce pan on top of the stove with a lid (because you want to use steam):

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Bonito flakes (dried and smoked skipjack tuna; available at most Asian stores. I used a rice seasoning which had the main ingredient of bonito and it worked well.)
  • Fresh or pickled ginger (I used about 1/8 cup of fresh ginger, chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. of sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. of toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup of your protein of choice (I used 1/2 pound of raw, uncooked, large shrimp.)
  • About 2 cups chopped vegetables (I used a bag of prechopped cole slaw; sliced carrots; sliced scallions; shitake mushrooms; sliced spinach leaves and some bean sprouts)
And when it’s cooked on both sides but not too mushy, dump over bowls of brown rice. Delicious and healthy too.
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