Quick & Easy Gyudon

I don’t claim this to be authentic or an excellent version of gyudon. It is simply something that Doug and I enjoy and can whip up in the kitchen last minute. The combination of the scrambled egg and marinated meat may sound simple but it really is nourishing and delicious. Following this gyudon recipe, you’ll end up with a sweet beef bowl that can easily fill an empty stomach to the brim.

If you want to learn more about gyudon, check out Namiko Chen’s recipe. I used her recipe for the correct proportions to create the marinade.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef thinly sliced. chuck or ribeye works best
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 8 – 10 florets of broccoli. adjust quantity to your liking
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions

1. Cook rice

2. While rice is cooking, prepare broccoli however you desire. In the video, I used previously blanched broccoli (90 seconds in salted, boiling water)

3. In an oiled frying pan, cook the beef slices until no longer raw.

4. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce. Add to the pan once uniform through out.

5. In a bowl, scramble the eggs

6. Once the sauce is simmering, add egg to the pan and stir.

7. Once the egg is cooked, remove from heat and plate meat and eggs over bed of rice.

8. Add broccoli and garnish. Enjoy!

Tips

  • During filming we didn’t have any green onions but adding that as a garnish adds a lot.
  • Sesame seeds are another good garnish for this dish
  • You can add the sauce into the pan first then the beef if you want the meat to be a bit sweeter
  • Oftentimes white onions are caramelized as the first step.

Video

Recipe

Quick and Easy Gyudon

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound beef thinly sliced. chuck or ribeye suggested
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 8 – 10 florets of broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice
  • While rice is cooking, prepare broccoli however you desire. In the video, I used previously blanched broccoli (90 seconds in salted, boiling water)
  • In an oiled frying pan, cook the beef slices until no longer raw.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce. Add to the pan once uniform through out.
  • In a bowl, scramble the eggs
  • Once the sauce is simmering, add egg to the pan and stir.
  • Once the egg is cooked, remove from heat and plate meat and eggs over bed of rice.
  • Add broccoli and garnish. Enjoy!

Notes

The time estimates for this recipe do not include the time it takes to cook rice or veggies