Chef Julia Dunaway
Serves 4
2 cups organic baby spring mix, shredded into strips with a knife
1 pound grilled marinated beef (recipe below)
4 cups cooked short grain Japanese rice (or cooked brown rice)
1/2 cup spicy aioli
½ cup pickled carrots (recipe below)
½ cup cucumbers, sliced into julienne strips (1/8 x 1/8 x 2.5 inches)
¼ cup scallions, cut into fine strips
Roasted sesame seeds for garnish
Sriracha, as needed
Reduced sodium soy sauce, as needed
Marinated Beef
1 pound thinly sliced beef (rib eye is recommended)
Ask the butcher to slice it paper thin.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar—white, brown, organic cane, honey, agave, or sweetener of your choice
4 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon regular soy sauce
2 scallions, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chipped
1 tablespoon roasted white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 whole onion, sliced
Place meat in a large plastic bag.  Mix marinade ingredients together and pour over beef.   Marinate at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.  Cook on grill over medium high heat very quickly and remove.
Slice into strips.  Saute onion slices in skillet sprayed with non-stick spray for approximately 5 minutes or until soft.  Mix with meat strips.
Cook 2 cups short grain sushi or Japanese rice following rice cooker instructions or instructions on package.  Keep warm.
Spicy Aioli
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons Sriracha
Mix together and place in a squeeze bottle.
Pickled Carrots
2 cups julienned carrots
¼ tsp salt
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon mirin
Combine vinegar, sugar, salt and Mirin, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Add to carrots.  Cover and chill.  Makes 8 servings
Select a medium size bowl, not too deep, and place a handful of shredded spring mix.  Top with ½ cup cooked rice and 3-4 ounces grilled beef.  Squeeze small amount of spicy aioli on top.  Place a pinch of carrots, cucumbers, and scallions on top.  Finish with a pinch of roasted sesame seeds.  Add Sriracha for extra heat and a splash of soy sauce, if desired.
Other options:
Top beef bowl with a fried egg or sprinkle of cheese, crushed sesame chips or tortilla chips, cilantro, basil, and thinly sliced jalapeno peppers.  You can also add sautéed shiitake or cremini mushrooms, lightly sautéed spinach, or any vegetable you like.  Raw daikon radish or other pickled Asian vegetables can also be added.
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