Taking the time, even if it is only 30 minutes, to put together a quick and delicious meal is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Never sacrifice flavor! A simple weeknight dinner should be tasty and rewarding after such a long and busy day. Tonight a quickly sautéed, thinly sliced, beef sirloin is coated in a sweet, dark soy-sake sauce. Mounded on top of a mountain of fluffy white rice, this meal is both filling and flavor packed. Don't eat meat? Substitute tofu or portabello mushrooms. To enjoy this dish, you'll need the recipe, find it now, just

Japanese Beef Bowl
From Sunset magazine
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2 cups short- or medium-grain rice
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sake
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Pickled ginger slices (optional)

  1. In a 4-quart pan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rice and salt. Cover and reduce heat to simmer, then cook until almost tender, 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
  2. In a small pan, bring soy sauce, sugar, sake, and 3/4 cup water to a boil. Remove from heat and reserve.
  3. In a 10-inch frying pan over high heat, cook onion in oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beef and continue stirring for 2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup of soy-sake sauce and stir until beef is cooked, 2 minutes longer.
  4. Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with beef, remaining sauce, and cilantro. Serve with ginger, if desired.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information CALORIES 687(28% from fat); FAT 21g (sat 7.4g); PROTEIN 30g; CHOLESTEROL 76mg; SODIUM 2003mg; FIBER 1.5g; CARBOHYDRATE 90g