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Steak Tomato Rice Bowl
ステーキトマト丼

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Steak Tomato Rice Bowl

When we started the 95% plant based diet, what really shocked me was that it was almost exactly how I used to eat when I was a child. Growing up in Japan we did eat meat, but meat was usually used as a small part of a main dish. Even if the meat was the main dish, it was served with lots of vegetables and the vegetables usually covered about half the plate.

The other cool thing about the traditional Japanese meal is that it consists of many small dishes. You have a bowl of rice, a bowl of miso soup, a plate of some type of meat or fish and vegetables, maybe a small bowl of vegetable or bean, or seaweed dish, and a small plate of pickles. It just feels right for me to be on this 95% plant based diet. It almost like going back to my roots.

This steak tomato rice bowl is not quite 95% plant based itself, but this is fresh, satisfying, super tasty, and a pretty well-balanced dish itself. The tomato salad and the green sauce really make the whole dish taste fresh. It’s not always easy to make small dishes for every meal especially when you want to have your dinner ready in 20 minutes after a long work day. But this can become a meal closer to 95% plant based if served even just with soup and a large plate of pickles.

Steak Tomato Rice Bowl (1 serving)

1/4 lb beef (for steak)
salt
pepper
canola oil
tomato salad
– 1 roma tomato cut into 6 pieces
– 1/2 teaspoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon vinegar
– salt and pepper
– capers chopped
– green onion chopped
1 cup cooked rice
green sauce
– 3/4 cup cilantro
– 1/4 cup green onion
– 1 clove garlic – cooked in boiled water for a few minutes until cooked through
– 1/4 cup vinegar
– 1/4 cup canola oil
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– cumin
– salt and pepper

1. Salt and pepper beef. Heat oil in a pan. Cook beef medium rare. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Slice.
2. Make tomato salad by combining the ingredients.
3. Make green sauce by combining the ingredients and puree them using a hand blender.
4. Put cooked rice in a bowl. Place the steak and the tomato salad. Pour the green sauce over the steak.

ステーキとトマトの丼

95%植物性食生活を始めて気づいたこと。

これ、子供のころの食生活に近くなっているな、と。

母が作ってくれていたごはん、

もちろん、肉もよく登場してましたが、

日本の肉料理って、どかん、と塊肉、というより、小さく切ったものが野菜や他の材料と混ざって調理されることが多いじゃないですか。

時々出てきた、どかん!という肉料理の時でも、付け合わせに、どっさりキャベツの千切りがのっかってきたり、人参グラッセがついたり、と、お皿にかなりの野菜がのってましたし。

しかも、日本の食卓って、ちょこちょこと沢山おかずが並びますよね。

お味噌汁があって、お漬物があって、ちょっとして箸休めのお惣菜があって。。。

で、全体の食事としては、95%とはいかなくても、かなり植物性が高かった食生活。

昭和だったしね(笑)。

2年前に始めた95%植物性食生活、気分的には、ルーツに戻った気分です。

江戸時代のころの我が家の先祖(たぶん農民だったでしょう)も多分95%植物性食生活だったのではないかなあ。

今日紹介のこの丼は、肉、ちょっと多めでしたが、一緒にのっけたトマトサラダとで、さっぱり美味しくいただけます。

これに、お味噌汁とたっぷりのピクルスでも添えて、どうぞ~。

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One Comment

  1. Mick wrote:

    Very nice dish. It looks refreshing for a warm day.

    Reiko Reply:

    Thank you, Mick!!

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