Unadon (Japanese Eel Rice Bowl)

October 15, 2014
1 Rating
Author Notes

Unadon is a classic Japanese rice bowl dish with sweet and savory unagi, or freshwater eel. —Oishii Moments

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 1
  • Unagi Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Unagi & white rice
  • 1/2 cup short-grain white rice
  • 5 ounces vacuumed-sealed seasoned eel
In This Recipe
  1. Unagi Sauce
  2. In a small saucepan, heat soy sauce, mirin, and sugar over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar melts and sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
  1. Unagi & white rice
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Make the rice: In a sieve over the sink, rinse the rice until water is less cloudy. Drain, then place into a rice cooker, cover with 1/2 cup water, and let sit 10 minutes. Cook.
  4. Meanwhile, bake the eel 6 to 8 minutes, or until heated through.
  5. Serve unagi over steamed rice. Drizzle unagi sauce on top.

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2 Reviews

Lora November 2, 2020
Great meal. I added cucumber sticks, avocado, ginger, sliced nori, sesame seeds. A pretty presentation.
Elle January 6, 2019
The sauce is great! This is one of my favorite meals - it’s so easy and I like to add cucumbers and avocado on the side.