Buta Don is a quick and delicious Japanese dish consisting of rice, topped with pork, and glazed with a savoury sauce. Buta means “Pork” and Don means “Bowl”.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 bowls
- 3 cups plain steamed rice
- 300 g pork fillet
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup lettuce leaves
- a pinch salt and pepper
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 20 g butter
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- １ tsp miso paste *1
Peel the garlic and slice very thinly. Set aside.
Wash the lettuce thoroughly and tear into small pieces. Set aside.
Slice the pork fillet into about 1cm thick slices, making sure to season with salt and pepper.
Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a frying pan over med-high heat.
Place the pork fillet in the heated frying pan. Cook about 2 minutes one side then flip over the pork fillets and cook another 2 minutes.
Turn the heat off, and transfer the pork fillet from the frying pan to a plate.
Cover the plate with aluminium foil to rest.
Put the frying pan back on medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and cook for 1- 2 minutes until the garlic become golden brown and crunchy.
combine soy sauce and miso paste.
Add 20 g butter and the combined soy sauce and miso to the pan bring to bubble.
Serve rice in a donburi bowl, scattering the lettuce, and placing the cooked pork fillets on top.
Drizzle the garlic soy sauce butter over the pork and rice.
Garnish with chopped green shallots or chives.
cooking steamed rice is not included in the cooking time
Any cut of pork can be used.
*1 any type of miso-red, white and mix.
Serving: 2g | Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 10g | Iron: 0.2mg