Sanshoku don is a colourful and tasty dish made with seasoned "Soboro" Chicken, scrambled egg and spinach served on top of a bowl of hot and fluffy Japanese rice. It's tasty, filling and perfect for dinner and lunchboxes!
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Sanshoku Soboro Don
So the name of this dish is a bit of a mouthful, but "sanshoku" (三色) simply means "three colours" and represents the 3 main ingredients to top this dish.
- Ground "soboro" chicken → Brown
- Scrambled egg → Yellow
- Boiled veg → Green
Even though 3 colours commonly refer to these ingredients, the ingredients can vary by region and family. Some people use salmon (pink) instead of chicken, or even make it 4 colours! I added pickled ginger to give my dish an extra pop of colour and flavour, but this is optional.
What is "soboro"?
Soboro (そぼろ) is the Japanese word for ground meat or fish that has been seasoned and fried. It doesn't only have to be chicken. Soboro is most commonly served on rice.
Our Soboro chicken is seasoned with the following:
If you don't want to use sake, you can substitute it for dry sherry or white wine. If you can't find mirin, you can use rice wine vinegar with a bit of extra sugar (to counteract the sourness).
Soboro Don for Lunch
Because it's a colourful dish, this is also a popular option for a bento box (lunch box).
You can sometimes find it in Japanese convenience store's bento boxes too.
Alright, let's enjoy this tasty, filling and easy dish!
Watch the video! How to make Sanshoku Donburi
OTHER DONBURI RECIPES
If you enjoyed this recipe, check out some of my other popular rice bowl recipes!
- Yakinikudon (Beef fried in a yakiniku BBQ style sauce and served on rice)
- Katsudon (Crispy pork cutlet and steamed egg served on rice)
- Butadon (Thick pieces of pork belly fried in a caramelised soy sauce served on rice)
- Garlic Teriyaki Chicken don (Flavourful chicken thigh coated in a garlic infused teriyaki sauce and served on rice)
- Oyakodon (Delicious pan fried chicken and steamed egg served on rice)