Monday, October 20, 2008

Tri-color Donburi (Sanshoku Donburi)

Being a naturally lazy cook, having to cook an extra meal for lunch is not a very exciting thought! I normally avoid cooking lunch and manage to churn out dinner a few times a week in between eating out.

Since #2 insists on eating lunch at home, I have to cook. #2 doesn't like to eat fried rice unless it's Salmon and garlic fried rice so I have to resort to Donburi meals.

This afternoon, we had Tri-color Donburi, in Japanese - Sanshoku Donburi.

A delicious lunch of egg and chicken soboro and boiled lady fingers.

The recipe:

Tri-color Donburi (Sanshoku Donburi)

Steam 1 cup of rice

150 g ground chicken
A squeeze of ginger juice
1 1/2 tbs of soy sauce
2 tsp each of sugar and sake

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp sugar
pinch of salt

6 lady fingers or French beans

1. Mix ground chicken with ginger juice, soy sauce, sugar and sake.
2. Cook in a saucepan over medium heat until almost dry. Be careful of heat, do not scorch meat.
3. Mix the eggs with sugar and salt.
4. Cook in another saucepan over medium low fire. Stir egg mixture with four chopsticks to achieve fine crumbles.
5. Boil lady fingers or French beans in salted water till done.
6. When done, slice them diagonally.
7. Place the steaming hot rice in a serving bowl and arrange the chicken, egg and lady fingers.

Bon apetite!

Have you ever seen lady fingers this color? I was quite intrigued and bought some home to try. The seller claim to be from Janda Baik and selling organic vegetables. He said that once the lady fingers are cooked, they turn green!

True enough, if you look at the second picture from the top, it shows the cooked lady fingers in 'light green', the darker green ones are the original green lady fingers pictured below.

Original - green lady fingers.

Other Donburi recipe: Salmon Steak Donburi


Cindy Khor said...

wow...I'd never seen red ladies finger when raw and turn green when eye-opener...

Emily said...

How quaint!? red to green you say? Tks for sharing!

BTW was there a sauce that went with the tri-color meal?

3lilangels said...

That's interesting. Learnt so many new things from your blog. Thanks!

I have an award for you here :

I am Princess Misha's Mum said...

donburi .. looks nice :)
I must try to make for misha :)

Bento Pet said...

cindy khor: Thanks for dropping by.

Bento Pet said...

emily: Yes there was some sauce which came from the chicken and sauces. It wasn't dry, but must control the fire to low-med.

Try this, it's delicious!

Bento Pet said...

3lilangels: Thanks for your award! Appreciate it!

Bento Pet said...

i am princess misha's mother: This donburi has a mix of flavors and very delicious. The egg is slightly sweet, the meat is savory and the vegetables-naturally sweet. Yummy!

allthingspurple said...

Hey, this ladies fingers are such eye opener !!! It's my first time seeing these!

And more recipes !! yum. This will be our lunch tomorrow.heehee. thanks a bunch, Pat!

By the way, can I use mirin instead of sake and sugar. I remember u mentioning it once? I have mirin at home but no sake?

javapot said...

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing how to cook the eggs. Was very helpful. Mine not as fine as yours but I'm ok with that.


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