Niku Jaga (Japanese Meat & Potato Stew)

One of the most popular home-cooked dishes in Japan
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Niku Jaga (Japanese Meat & Potato Stew)

Because of the microwave reflectors baked onto the donabe, you can enjoy this delicious simmered food in no time!!

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Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 4 mins Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 19 mins 2 Servings: 2

★ The amount of ingredients and heating time are measured for 1 ~ 2 people.


★ cooking times may vary depending on your microwave's wattage, brand and size.


    1. Cut 1 potato into 8 pieces, cut carrots into 1 cm thick, slice onion in 1 cm thick. 
    2. Cut the meat into easy-to-eat pieces and mix with the sake & soy sauce marinade mixture.
    3. Put cut vegetables and dashi stock into the Donabe, microwave for 4 min. *1
    4. Remove the Donabe from the microwave, spread thinly sliced meat on top. *2
    5. Place paper towel  on top of the ingredients, cover with the lid and cook for 2min.
    6. Remove the Donabe from the microwave, remove the kitchen towel and mix well.
    7. Cover with the lid, and let it sit for at least 10 min. *3
    *1 For dashi stock, Kombu dashi is used in the original recipe, but you can use "dash powder" from a store and mix with water. You can purchase Dashi Powder at most of the Asian markets. *2 You can use beef or pork, but make sure the meat is thinly sliced *3 Add the boiled snap peas as you like.


Hi, I'm June, owner of this site. I am not a professional chef, just sharing some of my favorite recipes for your Microwave Donabe. Enjoy!

Keywords: potato, carrot, onion, beef, pork

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June Voss

CEO and creator of Japanese Goods USA

Hi, I'm June Voss, CEO of the company, a wife to an amazing husband whom I met while working at Walt Disney World and a mother of 2 wonderful children ( and 2 dogs, 11 goats and 3 rescued feral cats). I was born and raised in Japan. I would love to share delicious Japanese foods, culture and everything I love about the beautiful country.  I am not a professional chef, I just love cooking! I have translated and added some of the recipes I like, but once you've cooked a few of these dishes, you'll soon be able to cook almost anything in your Microwave Donabe. I hope you enjoy it and can't wait to hear & see your own Donabe creations! 

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