Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gyudon - Japanese Beef & Egg Over Rice

Taking a cue from my last post, I pulled up a favorite recipe to share! Another winner from Just One Cookbook, Gyudon is delicious Japanese comfort food. Sweet simmered beef, onion, and egg topping a bowl of hot, white rice. Easy to make, this meal takes about 25 minutes to prepare.

Gyudon - Japanese beef & egg over rice

(For those of you counting calories, I've added the amount for each ingredient so you can easily make tweaks without having to re-calculate everything. Anything marked with an asterisk* will vary a lot based on what you buy, so make sure to compare your label.)

1.5 lb. thinly sliced beef (24 oz.,1680*)
1 Tbsp. oil (120)
2 large onions, havled & thinly sliced (120)
4 tsp. sugar (64)
4 Tbsp. sake (80)
4 Tbsp. mirin (180)
2 Tbsp. soy sauce (20)
6 large eggs, beaten (420)
4 green onions, thinly sliced (20)
Cooked white rice

1) Cut the beef slices into small pieces (About 2-3 inches wide) and set aside.

2) Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. (Meanwhile, start cooking your rice, if needed.)

2) Add the meat and sugar to the pan and cook until mostly browned.

3) Add the sake, mirin, and soy sauce. Reduce the heat and simmer 5-10 minutes to reduce the liquid.

4) Pour the beaten egg over the top, cover, and cook until egg is set. To serve, fill the bottom of a bowl with cooked rice (1/2-1 cup). Top with the beef mixture, pour in a little of the liquid, then garnish with sliced green onion. Serves 5-6.

Calories - 540 for 1/5, or 450 for 1/6 (+ 100 calories per 1/2 cup rice)

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