Vegan Katsudon Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Katsudon Recipe

Vegan Katsudon Recipe


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2



  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 sheets of nori sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger


  • Drain the tofu and press it between paper towels or a clean dish towel to remove excess water.
  • Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, breadcrumbs, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  • Coat the tofu slices in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the mixture into the tofu to make sure it sticks.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the tofu slices to the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and vegetable broth to the skillet and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the cooked tofu slices to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the tofu.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the tofu is coated.
  • To serve, divide the cooked rice between two bowls.
  • Top each bowl of rice with the tofu and onion mixture.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions, nori strips, and pickled ginger.


Calories: 625 | Total Fat: 31.5g | Total Carbohydrates: 70g | Dietary Fiber: 5g | Protein: 22g

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