Beef Gyudon

Gyudon is one of the famous “whole-meal” Japanese Donburi bowls with beef, Dashi stock and white rice. Very common in Japan for workers during the lunch break, it is super healthy and convenient!

Ingredients (for 2)

  • beef chuck (about 11 oz or 300 gr)
  • 1 cup dashi
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Put the rice in a bowl, add running water and wash it gently until water becomes white
  • Change the water and repeat 2 more times or until water is clear
  • Place the rice in a heavy pot, add water as indicated in the Ingredients table and let it soak for 15 minutes
  • In the, meantime finely slice the onions and chop the beef in bite-sized pieces
  • Turn on the heat for the rice at medium, cover with a lid and cook for about 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed
  • Turn off the heat, fluff the rice with a spatula and let cool
  • Take a deep sauce pan and add Dashi stock, sugar, sake, grated ginger and soy sauce; bring to a boil
  • Add sliced onions and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the beef pieces and cook until the meat is cooked through (about 10 minutes)
  • Put the cooled rice in your favorite bowl and pour over the beef with its sauce
  • Sprinkle with finely sliced spring onions and serve!

Tips from the Chef

Make your own Dashi stock for best results! Check out our Ingredients section…