Miso Curry with Beef and White Rice

Miso Curry with Beef and White Rice
by Curtis DiFede
Part of  Simple Feast

Serves 4
180 minutes total time
40 minutes active time


Two of my favorite Asian ingredients – miso and curry – infuse the dish with deep, complex flavors. Paired with rice, the dish becomes pure comfort food.

1 ½ pounds beef stew meat, preferably sirloin
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 cups chicken stock
¼ cup white miso
2 tablespoons red miso
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 ½ onions, cut into ¼-inch slices
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 large carrot, cut into ¼-inch slices
6 ounces daikon radish, cut into ¼-inch dice
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder, preferably Japanese
½ cup unfiltered sake
½ cup dry red wine
2 cups cooked white rice
Daikon sprouts

Cut the beef into 1-inch cubes. Season the beef with salt and the black pepper.

Put the chicken stock, white and red miso, and sugar in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.

Heat the oil and the butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the beef and stir to turn constantly until the meat is brown on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes.

Add the onion, garlic, carrot, and daikon and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 6 minutes.

Stir in the curry powder and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the sake and red wine, bring to a simmer, and stir to coat the meat, as the wine reduces by half, about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken stock miso mixture to the pot and bring to a low simmer. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 1 hour.

Remove from the heat, uncover, and season to taste with salt. Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Reheat and serve over steamed rice garnished with daikon sprouts.

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High powered blender
Dutch oven
Rice cooker

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