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Korean Style Beef over Rice-Yakiniku Donburi

Updated on September 20, 2014
Korean Beef Bowl
Korean Beef Bowl

Donburi, literally means "bowl" and the name is used for almost any dish that consists of fish, meat, seafood or any other combinations of ingredients that are served over rice. There are many varieties of donburi ( shortened to just "don" when combined with ingredients ) dishes in Japan but the most popular ones are oyakodon ( chicken and egg over rice ), katsudon ( simmered pork cutlets over rice ) and my personal favorite, tendon ( tempura over rice ).

I don't eat meat that often but when I do, I prefer to eat them in a stir-fry or as a donburi dish. Tonight I decided to make a Korean-inspired dish that's quite popular in Japan. Yakiniku Don or Korean Style Beef over Rice, is one of the more substantial meal in a bowl and is especially popular with meat lovers. It's a hearty dish that's extremely simple to make and tastes amazing. Just make sure that you are using Japanese or short-grain rice. If you are on a low-carb diet, you can scoop the beef mixture into lettuce leaves instead. Personally, I think this dish tastes better with rice so if you can, eat it with rice. I also like to add carrots and green beans adding a bit of color to the dish.

Easy Japanese Cooking: Donburi Mania
Easy Japanese Cooking: Donburi Mania

This is a very good book and covers all the donburi dishes that can be found here in Japan including a version of the yakiniku donburi.

 
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb sliced beef
  • 3 oz. sliced carrots
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms
  • 12 pieces string beans
  • 4 cups steamed rice
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground sesame

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Add sliced beef and vegetables into the mixture and mix well to coat.
  3. Cook in a frying pan over medium heat for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Serve over steaming white rice.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I ran out of adjectives a long time ago to describe your recipes, and most of them are pinned! Another one that looks amazing!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @lesliesinclair: Same with me Papier. I rarely eat meat so it has to be really good when I do.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @LornsA178: Aww thank you.

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      lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      It looks so good. It looks so good. It looks so good. I seldom eat red meat too so when I do eat it I really enjoy the flavor and this looks like it's got it all.

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      Another great recipe from you! It does look so delicious!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Diana Wenzel: Oh that sounds delicious! Love Mongolian Beef!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @michaelangelo1: Haha. Then I must have done my job right.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Kim Milai: Awesome. Let me know if you ever get to make these.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sousababy: Thanks sousa. I love bibimbap too. This one is super easy to make.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Yum! This is my kind of dish for sure. I love what I learn about cuisine from all of your recipes. Tonight I am making a stir fry Mongolian beef.

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      michaelangelo1 3 years ago

      This is really interesting and I feel hungry.

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      Kim Milai 3 years ago

      We are going to visit the Super H near us (1 hour away) and I'll pick up some Korean and Japanese ingredients. This looks delicious to make!

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      I've enjoyed stone bowl bibimbap many times in Korean restaurants around Toronto. Your recipe looks (by far) the easiest for me to do. Love your sauce recipe.