Japanese Beef Rice Bowl (Gyu-Don)

Indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of our original Japanese Beef Rice Bowl (Gyu-don) recipe. Tender beef simmered in a savory sauce, served over steamed rice, creating a delightful fusion of textures and tastes.

Preparation 10 min
Cooking 20 min
Portion 4

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories
250
Fat
10
Carbohydrates
12
Fibre
1
Protein
24
Sodium
395

Ingredients

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) of canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 300 g (⅔ lb) of thinly sliced beef for Chinese hot pot
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) of sugar
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) of sake*
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) of mirin
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) of reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) of water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Note: Sake can be substituted with white wine or beef broth.

Preparation

  1. In a saucepan, heat 10 ml (2 tsp) of oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the beef and sugar to the saucepan, mix well, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the meat browns. 
  3. Add the sake, mirin, soy sauce, and water, then continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a large non-stick skillet, add the remaining oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook the eggs until the whites are set and the yolks are partially cooked (sunny-side up). 
  5. Serve the beef and sauce with brown rice and a side of vegetables of your choice, place the egg on top, and garnish with green onion.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist