Japanese Beef Teriyaki with Sticky Rice

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 1h 20m

Serves 4

Teriyaki is a Japanese technique of marinating meat (usually beef, pork or chicken) in a soy sauce-based seasoned marinade before frying, grilling or broiling it at high temperature. Teriyaki is also the name given to condiment sauces likely to be found on supermarket shelves containing similar ingredients.


  • For Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 scallion, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake or dry sherry
  • For Steaks:
  • 4 filet mignon steaks, about 6 ounces each
  • For Rice:
  • 2 cups short-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water


TO PREPARE MARINADE: Combine all the marinade ingredients in a shallow dish or bowl. Add the steaks and massage with the marinade. Let sit at room temperature for 1 or 2 hours, or refrigerate overnight. Turn the steaks occasionally.

TO PREPARE RICE: Rinse the rice under cold running water until the water no longer looks milky. Soak in a bowl of water for 1 hour. Drain the rice and place in a saucepan with 2 cups of cold water. Bring to a boil, turn the heat to low, and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is sticky and soft. Keep warm.

TO PREPARE STEAKS: Heat the grill. Remove the steaks from the marinade. Grill for about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare or about 5 minutes per side for medium. Thinly slice across the grain and serve with the rice.

Tip: The sugar in this marinade gives the steak a sweet and glossy glaze, but take care when grilling that the flame does not burn it and make it bitter-tasting. You can double the marinade recipe and reserve half as a dipping sauce for the beef.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Harper Collins. All rights reserved.

RecID 5352

nutrition information per serving

664 calories; 14g total fat; 105mg cholesterol; 898mg sodium; 85g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 42g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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