Electric Lunchbox #13: Gyudon (Sweet Soy Beef Rice Bowl)

*Please note that the word “cup” in any of my electric lunchbox recipe refers to the little itaki cup included with the lunchbox. It holds 40ml.*

Gyundon (beef bowl), is a one dish beef, onion, egg, and rice meal that is similar to what Yoshinoya serves. It is a very popular food in Japan and I like to make it as it comes together rather quickly. Preparing it in the electric lunchbox is a plus as it is essentially set it and forget it until it shuts off! And just like that it’s time to eat!

A handful of shaved beef (I used 2 cups ground beef as that is all I have)

1 teaspoon apple, grated

2 tablespoons diced onion

Pinch salt

2 T soysauce

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons sake

1 cup water

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 cups rice

2 cups water

3 cups water in the base

Mitsuba or celery leaves, to serve

Place beef, apple, onion, salt, soy sauce, sugar, sake, and water in the big bottom bowl. Mix and pour beaten egg on top. Do not mix at this point. Place bowl in Itaki base.

Wash and drain rice and place in the smaller top bowl. Add 2 cups water. Place bowl on top of bigger bottom bowl.

Add 3 cups water in the base. Cover with lid and steam until it shuts off, about 50 minutes.

Open lid, carefully remove rice bowl and set on a heat proof surface. Stir the beef and egg mixture and serve with rice. Enjoy!

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