Easy Ground Meat and Burdock Root Rice Bowl

Easy Ground Meat and Burdock Root Rice Bowl

This just has burdock root and ground meat, and 2 tablespoons of seasoning. It's an easy no-fail recipe even for complete beginners.

Ingredients: 2 people

Ground meat (I used pork this time)
Burdock root
1-2 (depending on the size)
Grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons or 3cm from a tube
Garlic (in tube)
3 cm-length
Cooking sake
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Green onions
to taste
Plain cooked rice
As much as you want
Shichimi spice and edible bellar
To taste


1. Peel the burdock root, cut it into long, thin diagonal strips, soak in vinegar water, and remove the scum.
2. Saute the ground meat with ginger and garlic. Add oil if you are not using a non-stick pan.
3. Once the meat has become crumbly, add the drained burdock root, and stir-fry.
4. Add cooking sake, water, and soy sauce, cover with a lid, and boil down for 12 minutes. Add the flavoring boil for another 3 minutes, and it is done!
5. Add as much green onions as you like for coloring, sprinkle with shichimi spice or chunky ra-yu spicy chili sesame oil condiment to taste, and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to cook rice with chicken breast and burdock root, but the chicken was sold out... so I bought ground pork instead. I didn't want to cook the pork in a rice cooker, so I made a donburi (rice bowl) instead....and it was surprisingly delicious. I think you can make this with ground chicken, ground beef/pork mix, or anything you like .