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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Soboro (Meat and Egg Japanese Style)

I love this dish. It is the typical Japanese comfort food. The combination of ginger with the teriyaki in the meat and the slight sweetness in the egg is delicious. You can use any meat: beef, chicken, pork, turkey. I used organic turkey. The eggs were super fresh from the CSA box that I've got on the same day. I am assuming you know by now that everything I use is organic. Well, maybe 99%...

Soboro (Meat and Egg Japanese Style)
4 Servings

1 teaspoon sesame oil
16 ounces ground chicken or turkey (or any other meat)
2 tablespoons mirin
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 teaspoons sugar
½ tablespoon mirin
pinch of salt

2 cups cooked short grain brown or white rice
2 tablespoons thinly chopped green onions
1 nori seaweed sheet cut in thin strips

Heat oil in a skillet. Add the meat, mirin, sugar, ginger and in a medium to low heat, break the meat.  After the meat is cooked, about 15 minutes, add the soy sauce. If there is too much liquid, turn up the heat until the meat looks moist but there is no excess liquid.

While meat is cooking, beat eggs in a medium bowl and add sugar, mirin, and salt. Heat a skillet with vegetable oil, add the eggs, and scramble until cooked. Don’t overcook the eggs.

Serve ½ cup of short brown or white rice into four bowls. Top with soboro, then the egg, green onions and nori. You can optionally add hot green tea to this dish. Serve immediately.


  1. Oi Brasileira!
    What do you think about a Fall detox? Any recommendations on a plan and how long it should go to reep results? Do you and Des want to sign-on for one with me? Maybe your readers have suggestions too as far as products to go along with the diet?

  2. Ih Mi!!! You are missing the japanese pickles... they are a must with this dish...

  3. Dear Joe, not a good idea at this time, at least for us: we have too many yummy commitments. But I can recommend a very good practitioner who could work with you, she's very good! Let me know if you are interested, thanks!

  4. Xuuu!!!! I know, the fukujinzuke (!!! Next time... :)

  5. Yeah, Rakyo and Takoan... just be ready for the day after. rsrsrs