Rice Bowl with Vegetables (Donburi)

Rice Bowl with Vegetables (Donburi) pinit

Donburi, a staple in Japanese cuisine, refers to a generous bowl of steamed rice topped with various ingredients. This vegetarian version features a colorful array of vegetables, providing a balanced and nourishing meal. It’s a versatile dish that allows for customization based on preference or seasonal availability.

Rice Bowl with Vegetables (Donburi)

Rice Bowl with Vegetables (Donburi) Pin Recipe
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Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 20 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: - Approximately 400-500 calories, depending on the types and amounts of vegetables and additional toppings used. Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. **Prepare the Rice:** Cook the rice according to package instructions. Fluff it with a fork once done and set aside in a serving bowl.
  2. **Cook the Vegetables:** Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the sliced carrots, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender but still crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Add the spinach in the last minute of cooking, allowing it to wilt.
  3. **Season:** Add soy sauce and sugar to the pan (if using sugar). Stir well to coat the vegetables in the sauce. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. **Assemble the Donburi:** Spoon the cooked vegetables over the bowl of rice. Drizzle with a little more soy sauce if desired.
  5. **Garnish and Serve:** Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. For a final touch, add a drizzle of sesame oil. Serve warm.


  • **Vegetables:** Use a mix of your favorite veggies. Carrots, bell peppers, spinach, and mushrooms work great.
  • **Sauce:** A simple soy sauce-based mixture is recommended. You can also use teriyaki sauce for a sweeter flavor.
  • **Protein:** For added protein, consider topping with a fried egg, tofu, or tempeh.
  • **Garnish:** Sesame seeds, chopped green onions, and a drizzle of sesame oil can enhance the flavor.
Keywords: Donburi, Rice bowl, Vegetarian, Japanese cuisine, Soy sauce, Dashi broth, Toppings, Seaweed, Sesame seeds, Scallions, Marinated tofu or tempeh, Pickled vegetables, Egg (for non-vegan version)

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