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October 2010



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The Poor Man's Donburi

Love going to sushi places for donburi, want to make it yourself, but have neither the patience nor the funds? Well, folks, here's your solution!

What you'll need:
  • 2-3 servings of instant rice
  • Diced onion to taste
  • 2-3 hot dogs (cubed) that come twelve to a pack.. weiners, really, and you can get away using with veggie dogs, too
  • Sauce of your choice (soy and szechuan go well!)

Follow the directions for your instant rice, adding in the onion and hot dog when you start the whole affair. When the rice+onion+hot dog is finished, transfer it to a bowl, mix in your sauce and enjoy!

Is it donburi? Not quite (I believe that would require an egg, and noodles, somewhere). Is it tasty? It sure is, and you get valuable vegetable and protein content as well!


We make something quite similar, and call it yakimash (phonetic mangled spelling, I'm sure, since I've never seen it written down.)
I use:
1 bag frozen diced onions
3-4 hot dogs, sliced into thin coins.
leftover rice - usu. about 3 cups.

Toss the frozen onions into a pan and cook until thawed and cooked through. If they're starting to brown a bit, so much the better. Toss in the sliced hot dog, and cook until they are hot through and starting to brown. Toss the leftover rice on top of it all, and put the lid on for a bit so the rice heats through. Stir it all up, making sure to scrape all the browny goodness from the bottom of the pan, and serve with seasoning of your choice (salt & pepper, lemon juice, soy sauce, whatever you have handy).
SPAM! spam sushi! om nom nom :D season up the "meat" and it's all goood.