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Hawaiian Cooking - Loco Moco

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Celebrate Father's Day with this Loco Moco! This popular Hawaiian classic is hearty and guaranteed to satisfy a king-sized appetite. This is one of my favorite rice bowl recipes and I hope you enjoy it too!
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1⁄2 , diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Ground beef 1 Pound (regular or pork, or a 50/50 mix called ‘aibiki’ in japanese)
  Eggs 1 Medium
  Mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Karashi mustard used)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Panko breadcrumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For the gravy
  Flour 1 Teaspoon
  Cold water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Red miso 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Mustard 1⁄2 Tablespoon (karashi mustard used)
For the rice
  Furikake 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Steamed rice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For garnish
  Eggs 4 , Pan fried (one fried egg per serving)
  Furikake 1 Teaspoon

1. In a skillet on medium, heat oil and gently saute onion and minced garlic for about 8 minutes until translucent. Once done, set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef with soy sauce, Worcestershire, karashi mustard (or prepared mustard), egg, salt and panko breadcrumbs. Add the cooked onions from the beginning of the recipe and mix everything together really well with your hands and continue to knead, scooping up the meat in your hand, then tossing it back into the bowl intensely in order to make the texture something more uniform and consistent.
3. When the meat’s texture is nice and smooth, form them into patties making sure that the center is indented. This insures that the outer edges are done at the same time as the middle.
4. In a hot cast iron skillet, cook the patties for 3-4 minutes per side. When the patties are done take them out and set aside.
5. Sprinkle some flour and cover the reserved juices from the meat you just cooked and combine them over medium heat until you make a roux. Add cold water and whisk until the roux is fully incorporated.
6. Next, add red miso and continue to whisk. Let it come to a nice boil.
7. Season your gravy with more mustard, soy sauce, Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste. When your gravy has thickened to the desired consistency, set aside.
8. Now take some freshly steamed rice and sprinkle it on your favorite furikake. Use the rice paddle to cut the seasoning into the rice until combined then get ready to assemble.

9. To assemble the dish, scoop a ladle or two of rice, top it with the beef patty, ladle on the gravy, then a nice sunny side up fried egg. Garnish it with more furikake on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 670 Calories from Fat 392

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.8%

Saturated Fat 13.5 g67.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 351.6 mg117.2%

Sodium 1559 mg65%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g11.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.2%

Sugars 6.1 g

Protein 30 g59.4%

Vitamin A 42.4% Vitamin C 17%

Calcium 6.1% Iron 16.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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