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Japanese Gyudon (Beef Bowl)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Simmered beef is served on top of steamed rice. It's one of the most popular rice bowl dishes (donburi) in Japan. Top with benishoga (pickled red ginger) if desired."
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57 m servings 478
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 bowls)


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  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Combine dashi, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and sake in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Add onion; simmer until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add beef; simmer until no longer pink, about 6 minutes more.
  3. Divide hot rice equally between individual deep rice bowls. Top with the simmered beef mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 478 calories; 4.1 87.5 18.2 25 647 Full nutrition

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This is so good and so few people in the South even know this dish exists! I loved Yoshinoya beef bowl when I lived in CA, then moved to Nashville and have not been able to find a place to get ...