I am currently in my confinement month but I would still try to keep my posts regular because the last time I took a break, it was kinda hard for me to get back into the groove of updates. I felt lazy or just couldn’t get my rusty brain to think. So, rather I would schedule this entire month of December as Rice Month! Initially I had planned all these recipes for theme week – rice, but since I can’t do much cooking for the next few weeks, it shall be rice month instead. This way it’s a win-win. My readers still get regular postings and I don’t get moldy. Haha. The next one month are all scheduled posts but I hope you’ll still enjoy browsing through them.
Let’s kick off with this Japanese favourite of mine….gyudon! I love the donburi dishes they have where everything is in one bowl with rice and you eat by mixing everything together. I saw this recipe from Nami of Just One Cookbook and was ecstatic at the simplicity of its prep but very fulfilling to eat.
I like to make this for myself when hubster is off travelling, it is a very comforting dish and very fast to cook, you can definitely adjust the portion to suit a family or more than one person but this recipe is for one.
Gyudon (Beef Rice Bowl)
- 1/2 an onion cut to wedges
- Thinly sliced lean beef
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sake
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 egg beaten
- Shredded seaweed for garnish
- Shichimi Pepper
- Sunflower oil
- Cooked Rice
- I like to cook my onions first to get them soft. Heat a pan with some sunflower oil and sautee the onions for 2 mins.
- Add the beef and sautee till it's semi-cooked.
- Add the sake, mirin and soy sauce and some water (depending on how dry you'd like it to be)
- Let it simmer in low heat for few seconds.
- Add the brown sugar and stir.
- Pour the beaten egg all over the beef and cover for 2 seconds just to let the egg cook but not all the way. Turn off the heat.
- Ladle some rice into a bowl. Pour the contents of the beef and egg on top.
- Garnish with sprinkling of shichimi pepper and shredded seaweed.