Doria is a Western style Japanese dish which usually consists of white sauce and rice. Doria looked like a European dish, however it was invented by a Swiss chef in Japan.

Apparently, the dish “Doria” was named after the Genoese statesman “Andrea Doria” from the noble class family in Genoa, Italy.

I will introduce the unique Meat Sauce Eggplant Doria instead of using white sauce to make it at home easily. You would enjoy eating this dish with your family and/or friends!

Ingredients (3 - 4 plates):

  • Rice for 3 - 4 people
  • 1/2 eggplant
  • Ground beef (1/2 lbs, 0.23kgs)
  • 1 small can of sliced mushrooms (113g, 4oz)
  • 1/2 bin tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 5 or more small leaves parsley
  • 1 cube *Japanese consomme
  • 1 teaspoon salt & pepper
  • 6 sliced cheese (I used sliced cheddar cheese)
  • Spray butter or spray olive oil

*Japanese consomme is made of vegetable extract, beef extract, chicken extract, yeast extract, soy sauce, salt, sugar and so on. It is similar to vegetable, chicken and beef stock.

-> See pictures A, B & C.

Picture A
Picture B
Picture C: Japanese consomme

Here is how to make it at home. Cooking time is about 40 minutes - 50 minutes.

  1. Cook rice. Meanwhile, cut garlic into small pieces. Cut an eggplant into bite size chunks.
  2. Preheat olive oil in a frying pan with medium heat. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. -> See picture D.
Picture D

3. Add ground beef in the frying pan with medium heat and stir for 3 - 5 minutes or until ground beef is fully cooked. -> See picture E.

Picture E

4. Add the eggplant and stir for about 3 - 5 minutes. -> See picture F.

Picture F

5. Add mushrooms and stir until the eggplant and mushrooms are fully cooked. -> See picture G.

Picture G

6. Add tomato pasta sauce and stir for 1 minute. Mix occasionally. -> See picture H.

Picture H

7. Add Japanese consomme and salt & pepper, and stir for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. -> See pictures I & J.

Picture I
Picture J

8. Spray oil or butter on a small - medium size glass tray as shown in the picture. -> See picture K.

Picture K

9. Put the cooked rice on the glass tray as shown in the picture. -> See picture L.

Picture L

10. Add meat sauce from step 7. on top of the rice as shown in the picture. -> See picture M.

Picture M

11. Add sliced cheese on top of the meat sauce. -> See picture N.

Picture N

12. Heat oven up to 400 °F (205 °C) without preheating. Put the meat sauce doria into the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes. (Heating time may vary and depending on the oven which you use.) Remove from the heat.

13. Add parsley leaves on top.