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Ginger Miso Chicken Soboro

Ginger Miso Chicken Soboro recipe

Make this popular Japanese rice and meat bowl for a flavorful and satisfying lunch.
(Recipe Courtesy: Marc Matsumoto from the Fresh Tastes blog)


Yield: 2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons sake
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6.4 ounces (180 grams) ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 scallion (white finely minced, greens sliced thin)
  • .25 ounces (7 grams) ginger, (peeled and finely minced)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sake, miso and sugar, until everything is dissolved. Add the ground chicken and mix together thoroughly, breaking up the chicken as you go.
  2. Heat a frying pan until hot. Add the vegetable oil and sauté the white part of the scallion along with the ginger until fragrant.
  3. Add the marinated chicken mixture and cook, stirring constantly, breaking up any clumps that form using a chopping motion with a spatula.
  4. Fry until the chicken is cooked through and all the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Serve the soboro over hot rice, garnished with the sliced scallion greens.
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