In Japanese cuisine, a Donburi (often abbreviated to Don) is a rice bowl topped with various ingredients. A Soboro Don is a minced chicken bowl. It can also include egg and vegetables. I made a Three-Color Soboro Don with chicken, scrambled eggs (iritamago), and grated carrots from The Just Bento Cookbook. This cookbook is filled with Japanese (and a few Western) quick meals designed for lunch on the go. I have not made any bento-style meals yet, but still thoroughly enjoy Makiko Itoh’s recipes for family dinners and plan on using a few for bento picnics during the summer.
Soboro Don is definitely one of my favorite types of Donburi. I enjoy it with carrots, but other vegetables work well. Green peas, green beans, and spinach are also common. Turkey can also be substituted for chicken.