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Japanese Beef Bowl

Makes 4 servings

Total Time
30 mins

A simple weeknight dinner full of Japanese flavor. To slice beef thinly, wrap and place in freezer for 30 minutes before cutting.

Japanese Beef Bowl

Karen Steffens
 2 cups short- or medium-grain rice
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/3 cup soy sauce
 2 tablespoons sugar
 2 tablespoons sake
 1 small onion, thinly sliced
 1 tablespoon oil
 1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  Pickled ginger slices (optional)
Step 1

In a 4-quart pan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rice and salt. Cover and reduce heat to simmer, then cook until almost tender, 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

Step 2

In a small pan, bring soy sauce, sugar, sake, and 3/4 cup water to a boil. Remove from heat and reserve.

Step 3

In a 10-inch frying pan over high heat, cook onion in oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beef and continue stirring for 2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup of soy-sake sauce and stir until beef is cooked, 2 minutes longer.

Step 4

Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with beef, remaining sauce, and cilantro. Serve with ginger, if desired.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 687Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g33%

Saturated Fat 7.4g37%
Cholesterol 76mg26%
Sodium 2003mg84%
Total Carbohydrate 90g30%

Dietary Fiber 1.5g6%
Protein 30g60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.