February 27, 2012

Gyudon: Beef Bowl

Gyudon is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onions simmered in a mildly sweet sauce. Gyu means beef, and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for "bowl". (Wikipedia)

This recipe is really easy to make and so satisfying.

Yield: 2 bowls

1/2 lb paper-thin sliced beef *
2 slices ginger
1 small onion
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons white wine
4 tablespoons soy sauce

Cooked Japanese short-grain rice for serving

Cut the ginger into fine strips.
Thin slice the onion.
In a saucepan, add the water, sugar, maple syrup, white wine and soy sauce. Start cooking over medium heat.

Add the beef, ginger and onion. Bring to a boil, and remove the scum if any. Cover with a lid and continue to cook for 15 minutes.

Serve the beef and broth on top of steamed rice.

* Paper-thin sliced beef may be named shabushabu or sukiyaki beef at Japanese grocery stores.

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