Update: Pictures updated in August 2012
Gyudon (or Beef Donburi | Beef Bowl) is like a comfort food for Japanese. It can be prepared quickly and it has nutritious ingredients like beef, onion, eggs, and rice. I cook this meal when I have full schedule with kids’ activities until dinner time. Tired of ordering in a pizza? How about Gyudon tonight? Enjoy!
- 1 large onion
- 2 green onions/scallions
- 3/4 lb (12 oz, 340 g) thinly sliced beef
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. sake
- 2 Tbsp. mirin
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 3 cups cooked Japanese rice
- Pickled red ginger for garnish
- Cut the onion and green onion into thin slices and cut the meat into small pieces.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat and cook the onions until tender.
- Add the meat and sugar and cook until browned.
- Add sake, mirin, and soy sauce.
- Reduce the heat and simmer until most of the liquid is gone.
- Slowly and evenly drizzle the beaten egg over the beef. Cook covered until the egg is done. Add the green onion right before removing from the heat.
- Place the beef and egg on top of steamed rice and pour desired amount of sauce. Top with pickled red ginger.