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J-Simple Recipes title

hash & rice

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 635 kcal
  • Total Time: 40 m
    • Prep: 5 m
    • Cook: 35 m
  • Japanese: Hayashi-raisu
Hash & Rice


  • 400 g thinly sliced beef
  • 500 g onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 360 ml red wine
  • 400 g canned crushed tomatoes
  • 285 g demi-glace sauce
  • a little salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 servings steamed rice
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the sliced beef into 7 cm. wide pieces.

Step 2

step 2:

Peel the onion(s) and cut in half. Cut each half into 1 cm. wide slices.

Step 3

step 3:

Heat the butter in a frying pan. Add the beef and sprinkle a little salt and pepper over it. Sear for 5 minutes over a medium flame.

Step 4

step 4:

After the beef changes color, add the onion.

Step 5

step 5:

Sear the onions until they become clear, and add the wine. Simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.

Step 6

step 6:

Add the canned crushed tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 7

step 7:

Add the demi-glace sauce and the 1 teaspoon of salt. Simmer for 10 minutes.


Serve over the steamed rice.


It is said that one restaurant in Japan produced this Western recipe with a Japanese twist in the 19th century and it spread from that time. Demi-glace sauce, beef and rice suit each other very well.