April 21, 2017

Donburi – Easy Japanese Rice Bowl



Japanese is my preferred cuisine and Donburi is my absolute favourite dish so it had to be the first recipe for the new site.

I love to add a lot of chilli at the end; however, this is totally optional.

On a recent visit to our local Japanese restaurant I spotted that they now serve Duck Donburi, I had already ordered so I will try that the next time.

For this recipe, I have used skirt steak, but you can use any cut of beef, also chicken and prawns work as well. So choose as you wish and ENJOY.



2 steaks (fat removed)

2 tbsp. teriyaki sauce

1 cup sushi rice

3 tsp. rice vinegar

1 large carrot

50g pea shoots

Drizzle chilli oil (according to taste)

Drizzle of soy sauce (according to taste)

Pinch dried chilli flakes

30g miso paste (optional)



  • Marinade the steaks in the teriyaki sauce for at least two hours
  • Boil 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes.
  • Add rice vinegar 5 minutes from the end of cooking time, turn off heat and cover pan without stirring to create sticky rice.
  • Place a frying pan on high heat and fry steak for 3 minutes each side, rest for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the dish.
  • Spiralize of finely slice carrot
  • Divide rice into 2 bowls
  • Place pea shoots and carrot in each bowl
  • Slice steak into strips and place on top
  • Drizzle with chilli oil and soy sauce to suit your taste
  • Top off with a pinch of chilli flakes


Tip: To add extra flavour and moisture, add a splash of miso soup, to do this mix a tbsp. of miso paste in a small cup of boiling water and pour over your completed dish.


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