Tofu & Mushroom Donburi

5/5 (1)
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
2 servings
Tofu Mushroom Donburi Tofu Mushroom Donburi


  • 1/2 block firm tofu
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup dashi
  • 1 egg
  • 2 servings cooked rice


  • Mixing bowl
  • Wide skillet
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Quick Directions

  1. Cut the vegetables and press excess moisture from the tofu.
  2. Whisk egg and mix in dashi, sugar and soy sauce.
  3. Heat oil in skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook till softened.
  4. Add tofu and mushrooms. Cook 5 minutes.
  5. Add egg mixture and spinach. Cover with a lid and cook until the egg has set.
  6. Serve over rice.

The Story

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 onion in half vertically, then slice into long strips.
Tofu Mushroom 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.

Tofu Mushroom Donburi

– Whisk the egg until blended in a small bowl, then whisk in the dashi, sugar, and soy sauce. Set aside for later.
Tofu Mushroom Donburi

– Heat the oil in a wide skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and garlic and let cook until translucent, about 7 minutes.
Tofu Mushroom Donburi

– Add the tofu and mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Tofu Mushroom Donburi

– Add the egg mixture and spinach to the pan, then cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the egg has just set, then it’s ready to eat!
Tofu Mushroom Donburi

– Divide the mixture over two bowls of hot rice, and top with green onion if desired.

Tofu Mushroom Donburi

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  • Alexandre Pereira Costa

    I’m not a fan of using egg as an aglutinator, I find the flavor too strong. I’d probably make tamagoyaki and use as a topping to make the dish even prettier