Japanese Beef Bowl
Karen Steffens
YieldsMakes 4 servingsTotal Time30 mins
AuthorEleanor Kondo Ream, Salt Lake City,
A simple weeknight dinner full of Japanese flavor. To slice thinly, wrap and place in freezer for 30 minutes before cutting.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a 4-quart pan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rice and salt. Cover and reduce heat to simmer, then cook until almost tender, 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

Step 2
2

In a small pan, bring soy sauce, sugar, sake, and 3/4 cup water to a boil. Remove from heat and reserve.

Step 3
3

In a 10-inch frying pan over high heat, cook onion in oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beef and continue stirring for 2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup of soy-sake sauce and stir until beef is cooked, 2 minutes longer.

Step 4
4

Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with beef, remaining sauce, and cilantro. Serve with ginger, if desired.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 2 cups short- or medium-grain rice
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/3 cup soy sauce
 2 tablespoons sugar
 2 tablespoons sake
 1 small onion, thinly sliced
 1 tablespoon oil
 1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  Pickled ginger slices (optional)

Directions

Step 1
1

In a 4-quart pan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rice and salt. Cover and reduce heat to simmer, then cook until almost tender, 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

Step 2
2

In a small pan, bring soy sauce, sugar, sake, and 3/4 cup water to a boil. Remove from heat and reserve.

Step 3
3

In a 10-inch frying pan over high heat, cook onion in oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beef and continue stirring for 2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup of soy-sake sauce and stir until beef is cooked, 2 minutes longer.

Step 4
4

Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with beef, remaining sauce, and cilantro. Serve with ginger, if desired.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Japanese Beef Bowl