As part of my goals for this year, I wanted to try to incorporate more recipes into my repertoire. This recipe a good friend, who had studied in Japan, taught me. It is so simple and yet so amazing. I honestly have to stop myself from licking the bowl each time I make it because the sauce is amazing! Sidenote: It took me three times to get a photo of this because I kept eating it before I remembered to get a photo. Good news, it is super easy to make!
- 1lb Ground Beef
- 1 small Red Onion, diced
- 1 cup Sake
- 1 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 cup White Sugar
- Combine diced red onion and ground beef. Roll into balls and brown in a pan over medium heat.
- In a pot, combine sake, sugar, and soy sauce. Heat over medium heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes until it thickens.
- Add meatballs to sauce mixture and continue to heat for 10 minutes.
- Serve over rice and enjoy! ( I recommend spooning more sauce over the rice!)
I served this dish at a dinner party last week (and forgot to take photos again!), and a friend asked how I made the rice because she swore her rice was never as fluffy and good. I don’t have a rice cooker and normally just use a small glass to measure out how much rice and water.
Katy’s Rice Tips:
-Use Jasmine rice (it’s the fluffiest)
-1:2 rice to water ratio is best (much softer rice!)
-Chop up cilantro and add to rice (a great flavor booster)