Korean Style Beef over Rice-Yakiniku Donburi
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.
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.
- 1/2 lb sliced beef
- 3 oz. sliced carrots
- 1 onion sliced
- 2 shiitake mushrooms
- 12 pieces string beans
- 4 cups steamed rice
- 2 tablespoons sake
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon ground sesame
- Make the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients into a large bowl.
- Add sliced beef and vegetables into the mixture and mix well to coat.
- Cook in a frying pan over medium heat for 7-10 minutes.
- Serve over steaming white rice.