I also leave out the sugar. I make it as a soup using more chicken broth and serve rice on the side. Sometimes we eat it as a rice bowl too. However, everyone in the family loves this....including my daughters friends. I like to add slice mushrooms too it.
Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl
Here's the quintessence of Japanese home cooking: an aromatic, protein-rich broth served over rice. Admittedly, Japanese cooking leans heavily on sugar - for a less traditional taste, you could reduce or even omit the sugar.
52 Reviews for Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl
If you're making this as the main dish, I would basically double the recipe. If I was making for 4, I would triple the chicken, double everything else.
There are so many creative things you can do to this recipe. I left the sugar out, used sherry because it add flavor and I also added 2tbs of oyster sauce and a squirt of sesame oil.
Easy to make. Sweet and oniony - not my thing. But my husband did like it.
I have made this several times - I don't change a thing. It's delicious and many requests have been made to make it again.