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Oyako Donburi (Parent-Child Bowl)

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Oyako Donburi (Parent-Child Bowl)
  • 2 - 3  dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 10  ounces  skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 1/2  cups  reduced-sodium chicken broth*
  • 1/3  cup  reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 - 3  tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/4  cup  dry rice wine (sake)
  • 2  whole bamboo shoots (about 12 ounces each), peeled, and sliced into thin strips (about 1-1/2 cups total) or one 8-ounce can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 2  green onions, sliced
  • 1/2  cup  frozen green peas
  • 4  ounces  flake-style imitation crabmeat (surimi) (1 cup)
  • 4  eggs, beaten
  • 3  cups  hot cooked rice
  • 1  sheet  toasted nori (seaweed), cut into shreds

1. Pour a small amount of boiling water over dried mushrooms; let stand about 5 minutes or until softened. Drain mushrooms and cut caps into thin slices, discarding stems. Set aside.

2. Cut chicken into thin bite-size strips (about 1-1/3 cups). Cook chicken, covered, in chicken broth in a large saucepan for 3 to 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Add soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, bamboo shoots, green onions, peas, and mushrooms; return mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender. Add imitation crabmeat; heat through. Push solids to one side of saucepan. Slowly pour the beaten eggs all at once into the center of the liquid. Cook over low heat (do not boil) just until eggs set, stirring liquid gently once or twice only to prevent omelet from sticking. Try to avoid breaking eggs into fine strands.

3. To serve, spoon mixture over hot rice in large individual bowls and garnish with shredded nori. Makes four (3/4-cup rice and 1-cup soup) servings.

Recipe adapted from Shoyu::

4. How to Cook, published by and available from Women's Ministry Group of the Anaheim Japanese Free Methodist Church.

Food exchanges::

5. 3 starch, 3-1/2 meat, 1/2 fat

From the Test KitchenNutrition Tip:
  • To reduce sodium content, use homemade chicken broth without added salt.
Nutrition Facts (Oyako Donburi (Parent-Child Bowl))
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 409,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 49,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 31,
  • vit. A (RE) 134,
  • sodium (mg) 1295,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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