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Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

April/May 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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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.



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"I think it's great that everyone has adjusted the recipe to suit them but I just want to make a note. Traditionally, this dish is served more like a "rice bowl" than a soup. There is a balance between the topping and rice. The egg...
Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

52 Reviews for Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

02/05/2012
Anonymous
Disappointing

This recipe had a lot of good reviews, so I though it would be a quick tasty recipe but it was very bland, the consistency of the broth with egg was unappealing and slightly curdled looking. I think I will try again with some ginger for flavor, thicken the broth, and cook my egg separately.

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Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 6 days ago

As another commenter put it's

As another commenter put it's essentially a japanese dish called oyakodon.-which means parent/child dish (oya=parent,ko=child). The eggs should appear bubbly and utilize the broth so that it resembles some what of a foam. If you cook the egg separately...well it really defeats the point of the whole dish, and ginger is something that definitely would not mesh well with it as ginger has an overwhelming flavor. It is supposed to be more of a ricebowl with a thin broth which brings the egg/chicken and rice together- not in a stew type, but savory rice dish. Try looking up oyakodon for something that better resembles it, but as I've noticed- not everyone likes this blend-and unlike what some have said- many many many recipes for this utilize sugar or something like it. By omitting it you get a similar feel, but not that homey taste. (But isn't that a good thing- turkey day has that similar feel with the overkill on sugar, protein and fats)

02/01/2012
Anonymous
Mistated calories

My family loves this but I was really surprised and disappointed to learn that the calories reported are of by at least 50...it makes a big difference if youre counting. The actual calories per serving is 320ish, not the 262 stated, depending on what brand/type of rice you use.

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01/05/2012
Awesome - loved it!

We enjoyed this very much - did what others said and added more chicken broth - was too much to double it in our opinion. Mine didn't taste bland or salty at all - was perfect! Would add broccoli and shredded carrotts next time. Put mushrooms in and it was soooo good. Everyone loved it!

very quick and easy to make
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11/11/2010
Anonymous

I think it's great that everyone has adjusted the recipe to suit them but I just want to make a note. Traditionally, this dish is served more like a "rice bowl" than a soup. There is a balance between the topping and rice. The egg should combine with the small amount of broth to make a flavorful sauce to top the delicious rice.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

I agree. That is the problem

I agree. That is the problem sometimes with comments on recipes, people with bland taste buds or don't have experience with a wide variety of foods give bad reviews or "I did this" comments when they should be just telling us alters if the recipe is outright wrong or the dish doesn't turn out and they are asking help. This is a traditional asian style dish as is and for those complaining about the egg being stringy or curdled, I guess you never ordered a common soup in a chinese restaurant called egg-drop.

 
jmatts69_1 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

However, EW's picture does include a good amount of the broth. I think people need to adjust to their taste.

11/10/2010
Anonymous

Quick, easy, and yummy! Added about 2.5cups of broth, and a dash more of the Mirin and Soy sauce. Served over brown rice with a dash of sriracha sauce. Definitely a keeper!

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