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Steak Donburi rice bowl with Wasabi Butter

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

5 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

The donburi rice bowl is Japan's quintessential one bowl dish. The original dish is probably chicken and egg donburi, AKA Oyakodon. This steak donburi is a relatively new dish compared. This delicious recipe was provided by my friend & contributor Yumiko Nikaido from Tokyo. Yumiko uses Wasabi paste out of a tube because it has a stronger flavour and provides a more puncy taste. I've tried this dish using wasabi from a sushi bar as well and I have to say, Yumiko is dead right - the tube variety really works well.


2 spring onions, rinsed

2  sirloin steak (approx. 200g /  6 oz each)

1 sheet of kitchen paper

salt & pepper

2  tbsp olive oil

40g / 1.5 oz  butter

15 - 20g / 0.5 - 0.75 oz wasabi paste from a tube

2 tbsp soy sauce

400g cooked rice


slice the spring onion very thinly and set a side for your topping

pat the steaks dry with kitchen paper then season with salt & pepper

mix the soft butter and wasabi in a small bowl and mix. set aside

heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the steaks and fry for 2 mins.  turn over and fry for further 2 mins

place the steaks on a plate to rest

add the soy sauce to the pan. turn off the heat and stir (this prevents the soy sauce from burning) so that the juices combine with the soy sauce

slice your steaks into 1 cm strips, then cut into small diamonds. return the steaks pieces to the pan (without the heat) and stir to give each piece a good coating of the sauce

place the cooked rice in two bowls. arrange the steak diamonds over the rice, then add the spring onion. finally, microwave the wasabi butter for a few seconds until it is runny.  drizzle over the top of the steak pieces

your Steak Donburi rice bowl with Wasabi butter is ready to serve

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