Nikujaga recipe! Typical Japanese meal at home

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Have you ever tried Nikujaga?
Nikujaga is one of the typical Japanese meals.

I sometimes cook Nikujaga, and I’d like to share the recipe in this blog!

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What’s Nikujaga?


Nikujaga is typically a Japanese simmered dish.
The main ingredients are meat (beef or pork) and potato.


The name of the meal came from the ingredients.


People love Nikujaga as “mother’s food”.

This time, I used sliced pork.
But you can use sliced beef. (Both are so delicious!)
And some people put “Ito-konnyaku”, too.
If you use Ito-konnyaku, please boil them in a different pot and cut them into bite-size.
And when you cook carrot and potato into a pot, please add Ito-konnyaku as well.

Recipe for Nikujaga

Sliced beef or pork 200-240g (This time I used pork)
Potato 3 or 4
Carrot 1
Onion 1
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon
Sake 2 tablespoon
Mirin 1 tablespoon
Dashi (fish soup stock) 200ml

How to make Nikujaga

Cut potatoes and carrots into bite-size pieces.
And heat them in a microwave for 4-5 minutes, 600w. (they don’t need to be soft because they will be cooked very well later.)


Cut onion into wedges.


Prepare seasoning (sugar, soysauce, Sake, Mirin, dashi)into a cup.


After you put some oil into a pot, add onion and meat to it and start heating.


When the color of the meat changes, add potato and carrot and stir them for a while.


Pour the seasoning into the pot.


Close the lid and keep boiling them until the ingredients get soft.


Sometimes, please stir them.


When the ingredients are soft, it’s done!

Homemade Nikujaga is tasty!

If the taste is too weak, please boil them more.
Or you can add a bit of soy sauce, too.


I love eating Nikujaga with rice, too!

Enjoy a typical Japanese meal!

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