Japanese Food Recipe-Rice Burger with marinated Pork


Burgers aren’t always coming with buns in Japan…As we Japanese ( or I should say Asian) love eating steamed rice. Some burger shops in Japan carry “rice buns” burger. It may sound a little strange but, if you go with some Japanese cuisine such as Yaki-niku fillings, it tastes heavenly good! The only tricky part, keeps people away from making at home , is the rice buns. Don’t worry! I will show you how to make them so easily without any special rice pressing machine.

[ Ingredients ]
~serves two ~
120g sliced pork
2 leaves ice berg lettuce
1 empty milk carton
300g steamed rice
1 teaspoon butter

[Marinating sauce]
2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon mirin
2 teaspoon sake
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste

[ Directions ]
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1. Wash an empty milk carton and open up. Cut off the bottom part and cut about 1cm wide strip.

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2. Form the piece into ring shape.

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3. Put about 75g of steamed rice into a plastic bag and knead lightly so they all stick together like rice cake.
POINT-ENG

*If you don’t knead the rice, it will break easily when pan frying.

 

 

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4. Apply some oil to the inside the paper ring.

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5. Lay a sheet of wrap and place the ring. Place the kneaded rice in the paper ring.

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6. Cover another sheet of wrap on the top and press hard to let the rice spread all the way inside the ring.

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7. Take off the wrap on the top and remove the ring. Now you’ve got a rice bun!
repeat the process to use up all the rice you prepared(300g) You should be able to make 4 rice buns in total.

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8. You can make extra rice buns and freeze them! Just make sure to wrap each piece tightly and put into a resealable bag and freeze.
POINT-ENG

*When you need them, you can directly put on a fry pan and cook on low heat.

 

 

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9. Combine all the seasonings for marinate and put sliced pork. Leave it for 5 minutes or so.

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10. Heat a fry pan on medium heat and oil. Add marinated meat and cook until all the meat changes color.
POINT-ENG

*You can either leave the meat in the pan to keep warm. or transfer to a plate and cover it.

 

 

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11. Heat a fry pan on low heat and add about half teaspoon butter. After melting butter, place rice buns and cook until it gets light brown. Apply a bit of soy sauce on the rice buns surface to taste.

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12. Fold a sheet of tinfoil into a bag.

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13. Place rice bun in the tinfoil bag. Lay ripped ice berg lettuce and place the pork. Put another rice bun to cover.
POINT-ENG

*For the extra flavoring, you can spread little mayonnaise inside! ; ) yum!

 

 

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