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Salmon and Egg Donburi Recipe

salmon and egg donburi

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Donburi is rice with some topping in a bowl.   Typical toppings are chicken and egg (Oyakodon), Tempura (Tendon), or beef (Gyudon).  It’s a complete meal in a bowl.

The topping, however, can be anything you like, really.  I had leftover baked salmon from dinner the night before, so it was recycled into this dish.  And I have to say, salmon still made a pretty good Donburi.

If you ‘d like to see more details on Donburi dishes, please check out our Oyakodon Video.

Salmon and Egg Donburi

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup (240ml) Dashi
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Sake
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup cooked salmon, largely flaked
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 bowls of steamed rice
  • green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Add Dashi, sugar, Sake, soy sauce and Mirin in a large frying-pan. Heat until boiling.
  2. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes at medium heat. Then add salmon.
  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour over the salmon and onion. Cover and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour eggs and salmon with sauce over rice in each bowl. Sprinkle with green onions.

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  • Midori Ueda
    November 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm


    I’m a Japanese American and have recently just moved to the east coast with my fiancé. I miss my mother’s cooking so much! But thanks to your YouTube channel and website, I am at least able to replicate my mother’s home cooking. Arigatou honto arigatou gozaimasu.

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    Midori ^^

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      December 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

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  • Jill
    June 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Yokata!!!! I lived in Japan six years through parts of middle and high school as well as college. I love Japanese food and primarily ate just that but shamefully only know how to make a few dishes! I’m so excited I found this website! Made this tonight and it was a big hit! Thank you thank you! I will be coming back often!

    • Noriko
      September 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      we have more donburi dishes like Oyakodon, Gyudon, and soon Katsudon! Come back for more!

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    July 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Noriko, thank you for sharing such beautiful recipes. I am not really able to dine in Japanese restaurant as some ingredients are not suitable for muslim diet. With your website, I manage to cook my very own Japanese dishes with substitutes, of course! Thank you and have a great day!

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      September 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      it is great to hear you can make Japanese food with your substitutions. Homemade food is way better than a lot of restaurant food anyway.

  • Ben
    July 24, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I love this recipe! My girlfriend and I don’t like to eat fish or meat so we substitute the salmon with silken tofu and it works amazingly well.

    • Noriko
      September 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      egg and tofu…sounds good. It may be good if you add Tenkasu (tempura batter bits) too.

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    August 30, 2014 at 6:48 am

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    • Noriko
      September 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

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