Donburi Soboro


Makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 carrots, minced

2 scallions, minced

4 to 6 ounces ground beef

8 ounces tofu, diced into 1/2-inch cubes

1/2 bunch spinach or 1/2 cup frozen, chopped

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

4 tablespoons soy sauce


4 eggs

Hot cooked rice

1. In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, heat oil and saute carrots until tender. Add scallions and cook until limp. Add beef, breaking it up to prevent formation of chunks. Cook until brown. Add tofu, spinach, sugar, soy sauce, and salt to taste. Cook on low until heated through, stirring carefully so tofu doesn't crumble.

2. Beat eggs and add to the mixture, cook and stir carefully until done, about 4 to 5 minutes. Put hot rice in 4 bowls and top with the meat-egg mixture. Add hot sauce, if desired.

- Adapted from Japanese Country Cookbook by Russ Rudzinski

Per serving: 392 calories, 18 grams fat, 204 milligrams cholesterol, 22 grams protein, 36 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams sugar, 3 grams fiber, 1,067 milligrams sodium, 202 milligrams calcium