Tamago Don (Japanese Rice Bowl Recipe with Egg)

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Savor the deliciousness with this hearty Tamago Don! This simple yet satisfying Japanese rice bowl has a taste you’ll love!

Tamago don served in a serving bowl.

Tamago Don, or Tamago Donburi, is a Japanese rice bowl dish with a chicken-less version of the well-loved Oyako Don. In this dish, tender onion slices and soft-cooked eggs are placed on top of warm rice, complemented by a savory dashi-based sauce.

It’s a tasty comfort food with simple ingredients, an excellent choice for those who enjoy classic Japanese cuisine. Plus, it caters perfectly to vegetarians and those seeking a meat-free alternative.

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love Japanese rice dish.
  • You want to make rice bowl dish with eggs.
  • You are looking for a tamago don recipe.

Let’s get started!

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Tamago don ingredients list.

Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients

If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.

  • Japanese market: Mitsuwa MarketplaceMarukai
  • Asian market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Health food stores
  • Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon

🔪Instructions

Let’s go over how to make this Japanese tamago don. 

How to cook tamago don step by step.

1. Slice onion thinly and chop scallion.

How to cook tamago don step by step.

2. In a small bowl, crack the egg and beat it.

How to cook tamago don step by step.

3. In a medium frying pan, add water, mirin, soy sauce, dashi powder, and sliced onion and boil over medium heat.

How to cook tamago don step by step.

4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.

How to cook tamago don step by step.

5. Gently pour the beaten eggs into the pan.

How to cook tamago don step by step.

6. Continue to cook until the egg is almost cooked through.

Serve

Tamago don served in a serving bowl.

Place the cooked rice in a serving bowl and place the egg mixture on top of the sauce. Add chopped scallions for the garnish. Enjoy the delicious combination of fluffy eggs on top of rice for a truly satisfying lunch or dinner!

Helpful Tips

  • Add eggs in two batches to achieve the perfect egg texture, ensuring a firm bottom and a fluffy top without overcooking.
  • You can customize your Tamago Don by adding your favorite veggies like shiitake mushrooms, green onions, bok choy, cabbage, and carrots.

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Tamago don served in a serving bowl.

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Tamago don served in a rice bowl.

Tamago Don (Japanese Rice Bowl Recipe with Egg)

5 from 3 votes
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Savor the deliciousness with this hearty Tamago Don! This simple yet satisfying Japanese rice bowl has a taste you'll love!

Equipment

  • 1 Medium frying pan 22 cm, 8.7 inches

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion, 3.5 oz
  • ½ Scallion
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Kombu Dashi powder
  • 2 servings Cooked Rice, 10oz, 300g

Instructions

  • Prepare vegetables: Slice onion thinly and chop scallion.
  • Beaten egg: In a small bowl, crack the egg and beat it.
  • Simmer onion: In a medium frying pan, add water, mirin, soy sauce, dashi powder, and sliced onion and boil over medium heat.
  • Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  • Add egg: Gently pour the beaten egg into the pan and continue to cook until egg is cooked through.
  • Serve: Place the cooked rice in a bowl and place the egg mixture on top. Add chopped scallions for the garnish.

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Notes

  • Add eggs in two batches to achieve the perfect egg texture, ensuring a firm bottom and a fluffy top without overcooking.
  • You can customize your Tamago Don by adding your favorite veggies like shiitake mushrooms, green onions, bok choy, cabbage, and carrots.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 16g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese rice bowl, tamago don
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