Gyudon is so easy to make and just perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. This recipe has it all: juicy, tender beef and wonderful flavor.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 35 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 770 / Protein 26g / Carbohydr. 27g / Fat 25g

Ingredients (2 servings)

200 gbasmati rice
400 mlwater
300 gbeef (fillet)
2onions (red)
3green onions
3 tbspsoy sauce
3 tbspmirin
2 tbspoyster sauce
3 tbspsake
3 tbspsugar


large saucepan, aluminum foil, small saucepan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

A fruity red wine with a light tannic presence is the ideal accompaniment here, bringing out the savory flavors of the dish.

Step 1


Add rice, water and a pinch of salt to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and allow to cook for approx. 10 – 15 min. until done. If necessary, drain excess water.

small saucepan

200 g basmati rice / 400 ml water / salt

Step 2


Meanwhile, cut beef into thin strips. Cut red onion and green onion into thin slices.

cutting board, knife

300 g beef / 2 red onions / 3 green onions

Step 3


Add red onion, soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce, sake, and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and continue to cook for approx. 2 – 3 min.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

3 tbsp soy sauce / 3 tbsp mirin / 2 tbsp oyster sauce / 3 tbsp sake / 3 tbsp sugar

Step 4


Then, add beef strips to saucepan and stir to cover with sauce.

Step 5


Turn off heat, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to stew until meat is tender, approx. 3 – 4 min.

aluminum foil

Step 6


Remove aluminum foil and garnish with green onions. Serve over rice.