Donburi is rather simple dish consisting of a mixture of savory toppings poured over a bed of rice. The little bit of broth from the toppings soaks into the rice, resulting in a flavorful,filling one dish meal! This variation with tofu and mushrooms keeps it light and healthy, making it taste even better!
As much as I love cooking, I have had no time lately. Anyone else needing quick and easy dinners, or it it just me? When I don’t have much time, the first thing that comes to mind is donburi! It’s a great dish to go to on busy weeknights or make ahead lunches because you literally just throw everything together and you’re good to go. It even tastes great as leftovers, which is why you’ll often see them in Japanese bentos.
The only thing that makes donburi slow to make is the rice, but if you have rice on hand, it takes no time at all. To facilitate easy cooking, I often make a big batch of rice for the week to save me time. Of course, plain rice is best when just made, so I don’t usually eat leftover rice on its own. Instead I’ll serve it in stir fry and mixed dishes, which helps the rice soak in the flavor of the other ingredients. Donburi is a perfect use for that leftover rice, so as long as I have all the ingredients on hand, I can quickly make a donburi style dinner in under 20 minutes!
Not a big tofu fan? That’s ok. Try serving it with pork or chicken instead for a meatier meal!
Recipe – Tofu Donburi:
– Cut your tofu into large cubes then roll in a paper towel to remove excess water. Chop the spinach into small chunks, and cut your mushrooms into smaller pieces.
– Divide the mixture over two bowls of hot rice, and top with green onion if desired.