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Tamago Kake Gohan

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Rice
  • Method: N/A
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This is my favorite Japanese breakfast! Tamago kake gohan is simple and super fun to make. All you need are two base ingredients and a few toppings for a fluffy, eggy rice bowl packed with umami!


  • 2 cups warm, cooked Japanese short grain rice
  • 2 pasteurized eggs, such as Davidson’s Safest Choice

Suggested toppings

  • Soy sauce
  • Tsuyu
  • Furikake
  • Bonito flakes
  • Shirasu (whitebait)
  • Natto
  • Aonori or seasoned nori
  • Chopped scallions


  1. Divide the rice among two bowls.
  2. Create a little dent in the center of the rice, where the egg will sit. 
  3. Break each egg into the dented space and add the seasoning and topping(s) of your choice.
  4. Quickly stir the egg using chopsticks and mix it with the rice, along with the toppings. Don’t be afraid to make a mess! 
  5. Add more toppings if desired and eat immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup with egg
  • Calories: 313
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 10.7g
  • Cholesterol: 186mg

Keywords: Breakfast, washoku, rice bowl

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