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Japanese Gyudon Beef Bowl


Over here in SoCal, we have a fast food restaurant called Yoshinoya that’s known for their Japanese beef bowl (gyudon). 

It’s a simple concept of throwing some juicy sliced beef over rice.  Unfortunately, the Yoshinoya over here doesn’t do the beef bowl justice compared to Japan’s Yoshinoya beef bowl which is absolutely amazing!

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But since we know not everyone can go to Japan to try their beef bowl (which also is full of carbs), we wanted to share this awesome recipe with everyone so they can enjoy an authentic Japanese beef bowl from anywhere in the world – low-carb/keto of course!!

Japanese Beef Bowl or Gyudon as they call it is really a very traditional dish that is very much considered fast food.  The dish consists of thinly sliced meat that’s cooked in a sweet and savory sauce, then topped over a bed of rice.  Don’t worry, for our low-carb/keto version there was no rice used in this recipe! 

Simply put, Gyudon is Japanese comfort food.  You’ll find it in many Japanese restaurants and cooked in most Japanese homes.  Because of the popularity of this dish, we wanted to bring you our low-carb/keto version so you too can enjoy this traditional Japanese dish in your home as well!

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So to get this dish going, we start with preparing the all so important Dashi base.  Once that’s done, we go ahead and prep the cauliflower rice by simply heating it up in a fry pan with some butter.  You also can throw it in a bowl, place a wet paper napkin over it, and microwave it for 3-4 minutes if you prefer.

Next up is simply making the beef and accompanying sauce by combining Japanese cooking sake, Swerve/Monkfruit, Soy Sauce, Dashi along with some sliced onions and sliced beef.  Once that’s done, you just pour the meat and sauce all over the cooked cauliflower rice and there you have it, a low-carb/keto Japanese Gyudon Beef Bowl!

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A couple of unique ingredients you will need for this recipe are Japanese cooking sake, Swerve/MonkfruitBonito Flakes and Soy Sauce

Here is the sake we normally use for reference and you can replace Japanese Sake with dry sherry if needed.  For everything else, you can purchase on Amazon or a local Asian Supermarket. 

Note – You can usually get thinly sliced beef at your local Asian supermarket under packages labeled shabu-shabu (thin) or sukiyaki (slightly thicker).  Either of these would work for this recipe.  Also, you can slice your own meat from a rib roast.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Cook Time 10M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~4g

Servings 1 Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Thinly Sliced Beef
  • 3/4 Cup Dashi
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Prepare 3/4 cup of dashi (link on how to make dashi here).

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3) Thinly slice onions and set aside.

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4) In a large Teflon frying pan, melt butter on high heat.  Once melted, add cauliflower rice, stir often and cook for 4-5 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached.  Reduce heat to simmer to keep warm.

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5) In the meantime, add dashi in a new large Teflon frying pan and bring to boil on high heat.  Once boiling, reduce to medium heat, add Japanese cooking sake, Swerve/MonkfruitSoy Sauce and onions.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.

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6) After 2-3 minutes, add sliced beef and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until meat is cooked.

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7) Transfer cauliflower rice to a serving bowl and top with beef mix and extra juice.  Enjoy hot.

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Japanese Gyudon Beef Bowl! 

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Japanese Gyudon Beef Bowl

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Gyudon Beef Bowl.  Enjoy this delicious traditional Japanese dish at only ~4g Net Carb / Serving.  Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto beef bowl, keto beef rice bowl, low carb beef bowl, low carb rice beef bowl, no carb beef bowl, no rice beef bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Bowl
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Thinly Sliced Beef
  • 3/4 Cup Dashi
  • 1/4 Whole Onion
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tsp Swerve or Monkfruit
  • 1 1/2 Cup Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Prepare 1 cup of dashi (link on how to make dashi here).
  • Thinly slice onions and set aside.
  • In a large Teflon frying pan, melt butter on high heat. Once melted, add cauliflower rice, stir often and cook for 4-5 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached. Reduce heat to simmer to keep warm.
  • In the meantime, add dashi in a new large Teflon frying pan and bring to boil on high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium heat, add Japanese cooking sake, Swerve/Monkfruit, Soy Sauce and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • After 2-3 minutes, add sliced beef and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  • Transfer cauliflower rice to a serving bowl and top with beef mix and extra juice. Enjoy hot.

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2 Comments

  1. I was just making oyako donburi with full on mirin and figured I would see what you do for subbing mirin out. From this gyudon recipe, I can’t really tell. What do you do for oyako don?

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