Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Japanese Rice Bowl AKA The Bradley Bowl

This recipe has a story behind it.

Our youngest........our daughter Bay was adopted from S. Korea.  
Well, in 2007 we took the whole family to Korea with our Adoption 
Agencies Birth Land Tour.  For two weeks we traveled all over the 
country from Seoul down to  Pusan in a tour bus with other 
Adoptive Families.  It was one of the best experiences of our lives.  

You are probably wondering what a Japanese Rice Bowl has 
to do with S. Korea........ well, on our way to Korea while in LAX 
International airport I had a rice bowl similar to this.  That's why 
we call it the "Bradley bowl" .   On our way back home I couldn't 
wait to stop and have another bowl.   Once I got home I scoured 
the internet for something like it.  I had never had a rice bowl like 
this and never had pickled ginger before.  THAT is what makes 
this dish.  That and the caramelized onions and cilantro. 
If you don't like any of the will just be 
chicken over rice.

Japanese Rice Bowl

(printable copy)

2 cups short grain rice
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sake
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken, cubed
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
pickled ginger (Beni Shoga)

In a 4-quart pan, bring 3 cups water to a boil and add rice and salt.  

Cover and reduce heat to simmer, then cook until almost tender, 

15 minutes.  Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes 

before fluffing with a fork.

In a small pan, bring soy sauce, sugar, sake and 3/4 cups of water

to a boil.  Remove from heat and reserve.

In a large skillet, cook onion until it begins to brown, 3-5 minutes.  

Add chicken and continue cooking for 2 minutes.  Then add 1/2 cup 

of the soy-sake mixture and stir until chicken is cooked.

Divide rice among 4 bowls.  Top with chicken, remaining sauce, cilantro

and pickled ginger.

Serves 4

To download a copy of this recipe click here.

I can't wait to go back to Korea!   We plan on going back when
Bay is a little older (and Bay's brothers are out of college) and 
you can bet when we do.......I will be looking for that little 
Japanese Restaurant in the Bradley International terminal!


  1. This sounds absolutely delicious. I love ginger but I have never tried pickled ginger. Now I will have to hunt for it!

    Do you have your adoption story posted somewhere? Hubs and I are going to start the process within the next year and I love reading other peoples experiences.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I am returning the follow. Have a blessed week!

  2. No Amy, I don't have our story posted anywhere but feel free to email me anytime.
    tytanbay3 (at) cox (dot) net
    Have a great day!

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  8. thanks for sharing this recipe,i love japanese food!

  9. What a great recipe!

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  12. You have me craving some of this tasty food AND some fun travel time! It has been way too long since my last vacation!

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