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Healthy Gyudon

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How To Make Gyudon healthy and low fat? Well, today's recipe is all about making a healthier version of gyudon. The key to making perfect gyudon is getting the beef as thin as possible and finding the right balance of sweetness and saltiness. In this video on How To Make Gyudon, the chef also shares some useful tips on cooking the ingredients rightly for the dish.
  Beef 1⁄3 Pound, thinly sliced (200g, With A Little Fat)
  Onion 4 2⁄3 Ounce (1/2 Onion, 130g)
  Ginger 1⁄8 Gram (5g)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sake 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Hon mirin 1 Tablespoon
  Water 3 1⁄3 Fluid Ounce (100ml)
  Granulated dashi 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Beni shoga 1 Teaspoon (Japanese Pickled Ginger)
  Shichimi To Taste (Seven Flavor Chili Pepper)
  Scallions 1 Tablespoon
  Steamed rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Cut the onion into half inch wedges.
2. Separate the layers with your fingers.
3. Grate an inch of ginger, chop the scallion.
4. Place 2 eggs in a heavy pot. Add enough boiling water to submerge the eggs.
5. Cover and let the eggs cook for 20 minutes.
6. Remove the egg and let them cool in ice water.
7. Break the egg and see how it looks, the egg white will be softer than the yolk.
8. To parboil the beef, boil water in a pot, turn off the burner and put the beef in the pot.
9. When the beef looses its red color, remove it from water and drain well. Do not over cook the beef or it will lose its savory flavor.
10. Add sake, home mirin, soy sauce and sugar to a skillet.
11. Turn on the burner and stir the mixture at medium heat.
12. When it starts to sizzle, add the beef.
13. Toss to coat evenly. Remove the beef before the stock evaporates.
14. Turn off the burner and remove the beef.
15. Reheat the skillet, add water, granulated dashi, grated ginger and onion to the mixture.
16. Stir lightly and cover. When the liquid starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and cook the onion for 5 more minutes.
17. Remove the lid and mix in the beef.
18. When the beef is warmed up, put steamed rice in a bowl. Spoon the beef and the onion along with the juices on top of the rice.
19. Sprinkle chopped scallion and garnish with beni shoga or Japanese pickled ginger.
20. Finally top with onsen tamago or hot spring egg. Top with a seven flavor chili pepper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Beef, Rice
Japanese Beef Bowl
Attention all the weight watchers!! Here's the traditional Gyudon recipe with a twist. The recipe has been modified to make it healthier and low on fat content. Watch the video now and avoid those extra calories.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 427 Calories from Fat 129

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.1%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 258.4 mg86.1%

Sodium 1124.4 mg46.9%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.4%

Sugars 13.1 g

Protein 26 g51.8%

Vitamin A 6.4% Vitamin C 10.5%

Calcium 5.6% Iron 23.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Healthy Gyudon Recipe, Japanese Beef Bowl