The last time I had Hawaiian food was in 2006--we went to Las Vegas for our honeymoon and visited the California Hotel. We made a special trip just to visit Aloha Specialties, and I introduced my wary but willing husband to spam musubi, macaroni salad, and fried saimin (why are all the best foods bad for you?) I had forgotten my love of Portuguese sausage, char sui, and other Hawaiian foods, until the other day, when my cousin posted a picture on Facebook of what he was eating--loco moco!
I'm going to warn you right now. Loco moco is not health food. It should not be eaten on a regular basis. But it's sooooooo good.
Loco moco is rice topped with meat topped with egg, and then covered in gravy.
They ended up a bit thick. Next time I make this, I'll make sure to flatten the patties down more.
You'll need it for making gravy.
I slip my hamburgers back into the gravy, to make sure they're fully cooked and to warm them back up.
Now take a spoonful of your nice gravy and pour it over the top of the eggs.
Whether you're surfing the waves or surfing the 'net, Loco Moco will fill you up right. Be extra Hawaiian and have some macaroni salad and a can of fruit juice, too. Aloha!
Recipe: Loco Moco
1 c. rice
~2 c. water
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, grated
1 tbsp. soy
salt and pepper
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. flour
1 can beef broth
1/2 tbsp. butter
Combine rice and water in rice cooker or on stovetop. Prepare according to package directions.
Combine ground beef, onion, salt and pepper, and soy. Form into 6 patties.
Cook hamburgers over medium heat in butter and olive oil.
When hamburgers are cooked, remove from heat. Sprinkle in flour and stir with fat. Slowly add beef broth and stir until the broth is incorporated and the gravy is bubbling. Add hamburgers back into gravy.
In a seperate (nonstick) pan, cook eggs in butter to your liking.
To serve, scoop rice into bowl. Top with hamburgers. Top hamburgers with egg. Pour gravy over everything. Enjoy!