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Rice Bowl with Vegetables (Donburi)

Rice Bowl with Vegetables (Donburi)

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.

Cooking Method
Cuisine
Courses
Difficulty Beginner
Time
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins
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
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Optional garnishes: sesame seeds, chopped green onions, a drizzle of sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Rinse the Rice: Measure the desired amount of rice and rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear to remove excess starch.
  2. Add Water: In a pot, add water in a ratio of 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice.
  3. Boil: Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  4. Simmer: Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes (or according to the type of rice you're using).
  5. Fluff and Serve: Turn off the heat and let the rice sit covered for an additional 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Assemble the Donburi: Spoon the cooked vegetables over the bowl of rice. Drizzle with a little more soy sauce if desired.
  9. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. For a final touch, add a drizzle of sesame oil. Serve warm.
Note
  • 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)