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Tamago Kake Gohan

Updated: Nov 24, 2022

Tamago Kake Gohan is a Japanese ''egg on rice''

This is my version of this simple yet delicious dish, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The traditional recipe is more simple and it does not contain fried vegetables.

For me, all the fun in cooking is to be creative and listen to your taste buds!

Have fun making this dish :)

Tamago Kake Gohan on the plate
Tamago Kake Gohan

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • 400g (14.1oz) of cooked rice

  • medium-sized carrot, small dice

  • 1 small shallot, small dice

  • 2 garlic cloves sliced

  • 100g (3.5oz) of green beans, sliced

  • 4 organic eggs (separate yolk from the white in two different containers)

  • 1tsp Mirin

  • 1tsp of soy sauce

  • dash of lime juice

  • 1tbsp canola oil

  • couple pinches of Nigella seeds


  1. In a medium-size frying pan or wok, high heat 1tbsp of canola oil.

  2. Add sliced garlic and stir-fry for one minute or until it starts to brown.

  3. Throw in diced onion and stir-fry for few seconds.

  4. Add diced carrot and green beans then stir-fry for 4 minutes.

  5. Lower the heat to medium and mix in the rice.

  6. Season with 1tsp Mirin, 1tsp soy sauce and a dash of lime.

  7. Remove from the heat and mix in the egg whites.

  8. Plate two portions and top with egg yolks, sprinkle with Nigella seeds.

  9. Itadakimasu! いただきます

Tamago Kake Gohan food photography
Tamago Kake Gohan


  • Egg whites require 80C (176F) to cook while egg yolks only 65C - 70C (149F-158F)

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