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Sanshoku Soboro Chicken Donburi close up

Chicken Sanshoku "Soboro" Donburi (三色そぼろ丼)


  • Author: Yuto Omura
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

Description

How to make vibrant Japanese Sanshoku Soboro Donburi (三色丼ぶり) with seasoned ground chicken, sweet scrambled egg and boiled spinach served on fluffy Japanese white rice.


Ingredients

Scale

Main Ingredients

For the Mince

For the Egg

  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the Greens

  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. First, crack the egg into a small bowl with 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp sake and a pinch of salt, then whisk.
    Sanshokudon steps: seasoning egg
  2. Take a non-stick pan and heat on medium (oil optional) and pour in the egg, fry it until half cooked.
    Sanshokudon steps: Frying egg
  3. Turn off the heat and mix it up to make it scrambled.
    Sanshokudon steps: Scrambling egg
  4. Take it out of the pan and set aside in a bowl.

    Sanshokudon steps: Setting egg aside

  5. Return the pan to the heat and add the chicken mince. (No need to clean it out, oil optional)
    Sanshokudon steps: Cooking chicken mince
  6. Add 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sake, 1 tbsp mirin and 1 tbsp sugar to the mince, and cook on a high heat until the liquid is completely reduced. 
    Sanshokudon steps: flavouring soboro chicken
  7. Boil the spinach separately in a small pan for approx 1 min and then strain.
    Sanshokudon steps: Boiling spinach
  8. Put the spinach in a small bowl and mix with 1 tsp soy sauce, a pinch of sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil and 1/2 tsp of white sesame seeds.
    Sanshokudon steps: Seasoning spinach
  9. Dish up rice into two large bowls and then arrange the egg, mince and greens on top.
    Sanshokudon steps: Assembling dish
  10. Garnish with red picked ginger (optional) and enjoy!
    Sanshokudon steps: Garnishing with red pickled ginger

Notes

If you can’t find sake then you can substitute with dry sherry or white wine

The alcohol in the sake will be cooked away but if you really don’t want to use it, you can just add an equal amount of water instead.

Using a rice cooker is the easiest way to cook rice for donburi but if you want to see our post on how to cook Japanese style rice on the stove, see here.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Rice
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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