Beef Rice Bowl – Gyudon

5/5 (1)
Difficulty:
Easy
Prep Time:
5 Mins
Cook Time:
10 Mins
Yields:
2 Servings
Calories:
600
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Ingredients

Cookware

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Wide Skillet
  • Spatula

Quick Directions

  1. Cut the onions and beef into thin slices.
  2. Heat the oil in wide skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the beef cook until browned.
  4. Add the sugar, sake, mirin, dashi and soy sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer until most of the liquid is gone.
  5. Scramble the eggs in a small bowl. Add the egg to the pan. Cook for a few minutes until the egg is just cooked.
  6. Place the beef and egg on top of steamed rice and pour desired amount of sauce. Top with pickled red ginger and green onion.

The Story

Japanese comfort food at it’s finest, this easy beef dish is popular and filling! Thinly sliced beef simmered in a sweet, umami rich sauce, you can even top it off with some shichimi togarashi for some added heat!

Gyu means beef, and don refers to the dish, donburi, which means a rice bowl with some toppings. Put together, it’s a popular fast food in Japan, though a bit healthier than burgers and fries! Made popular by restaurants such as Yoshinoya, a lot of gyudon restaurants are open 24/7, so you can get your gyudon fix any time of day! Since it’s a pretty cheap meal, it makes for a great late night snack after drinking and a night on the town. Though I usually prefer it as a busy weeknight dinner, but hey, it’s good any time!

In Japan, gyudon and other rice bowls are often served with a raw egg on top, and you stir it together quickly to cook the egg in the bowl. I find it better to cook it quickly in the pan, since raw eggs are not recommended in the U.S.

Recipe – Beef Rice Bowl :

– Cut the onions and beef into thin slices.

Gyudon Beef Bowl– Heat the oil in wide skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes.

Gyudon Beef Bowl– Add the beef cook until browned.

Gyudon Beef Bowl– Add the sugar, sake, mirin, dashi and soy sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer until most of the liquid is gone.

Gyudon Beef Bowl– Scramble the eggs in a small bowl. Add the egg to the pan. Cook for a few minutes until the egg is just cooked.

Gyudon Beef Bowl– Place the beef and egg on top of steamed rice and pour desired amount of sauce. Top with pickled red ginger and green onion.

Gyudon Beef Bowl

 

 

 

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  • jadegreen_eyz

    It would be most helpful if you could also provide the approximate number of servings for your recipes.

    • http://www.otakufood.com/ Dani

      Thank you for the feedback! I had it listed in the old website layout, but somehow left it out when we redesigned it. I will definitely get to work on incorporating that back in ASAP!

      • jadegreen_eyz

        Thank you for your prompt response, Dani. It is very helpful for when you are creating your shopping list for the recipes.