Simmered beef is served on top of steamed rice. It is one of the most popular rice bowl dishes (Donburi) in Japan.
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- ½ cup sake
- ½ cup mirin
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 3 cm piece ginger grated
- 500 g fillet steak, sliced very thinly
- 4 cups steamed Japanese rice
- 4 large handfuls of baby spinach, washed and wilted
- 2 finely sliced spring onions
- Pickled ginger (optional)
Place the sliced onions and stock in a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the onions have softened. Stir in the sugar, sake, mirin, soy and ginger and simmer for another 3 minutes. Add the finely sliced beef and simmer for 1 minute, until just cooked.
Add a cup of hot rice to each serving bowl and top with some wilted spinach, beef and onions and some of the hot broth. Scatter with some spring onions and a slice or two of pickled ginger (optional).