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Authentic Loco Moco Recipe

This Authentic Loco Moco Recipe is a made of a rice topped with a juicy hamburger patty, brown gravy, and a soft fried egg. It is a quick and easy Hawaiian comfort food that is satisfying and delicious.

Loco Moco Plate with white rice topped with a beef patty, topped with brown gravy, topped with an egg on a plate.
Loco Moco Plate

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Why I love this recipe

I first tried this dish on Kauai and loved it! This recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and makes an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two.

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • unsalted butter
  • uncooked rice
  • ground beef
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • seasoning salt
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper
  • beef stock
  • soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • ketchup
  • cornstarch

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Authentic Loco Moco Recipe

Step 1 – Cook the rice in a sauce pan according to the package directions.

white rice cooking in a sauce pan.

Step 2 – At the same time, mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a large bowl.

ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a large bowl.

Step 3 – Form the beef into two patties.

beef formed into two patties.

Step 4 – Heat a skillet over medium heat. Fry each side of the patties for about 3-5 minutes or until done.

two beef patties cooking in a skillet.

Step 5 – Set the finished patties on a plate lined with paper towel to drain.

Step 6 – In a sauce pan over low heat, mix the beef stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and cornstarch. Whisk until the cornstarch is mixed in.

beef stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and cornstarch whisked in a sauce pan.

Step 7 – Add 1 tablespoon butter into the gravy mix in the pan. Keep stirring the gravy until it begins to thicken and simmer.

butter melting in loco moco brown gravy in a sauce pan.

Step 8 – Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Step 9 – Add two cracked eggs, sprinkle to taste with salt and pepper, and cook sunny side up (or over easy) keeping the yolks soft. Set aside

two sunny side up eggs cooking in a skillet.

Step 10 – Scoop the hot white rice onto two plates, divided evenly.

Step 11 – Layer each with one hamburger patty, one egg, and then drizzle on the gravy. Top it with green onions, if desired. Serve it hot and enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

What is loco moco gravy made from?

The gravy includes beef stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, butter and cornstarch.

Easy Loco Moco with white rice topped with a beef patty, topped with brown gravy, topped with an egg on a plate.
Easy Loco Moco
Easy Loco Moco with white rice topped with a beef patty, topped with brown gravy, topped with an egg on a plate.
Yield: Serves 2

Authentic Loco Moco Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Authentic Loco Moco Recipe is a made of a rice topped with a juicy hamburger patty, brown gravy, and a soft fried egg. It is a quick and easy Hawaiian comfort food that is satisfying and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (divided use)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice

For the Hamburger Patties:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Gravy:

  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • green onion for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice in a sauce pan according to the package directions.
  2. At the same time, mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Form the beef into two patties.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Fry each side of the patties for about 3-5 minutes or until done.
  5. Set the finished patties on a plate lined with paper towel to drain.
  6. In a sauce pan over low heat, mix the beef stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and cornstarch. Whisk until the cornstarch is mixed in.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon butter into the gravy mix in the pan. Keep stirring the gravy until it begins to thicken and simmer.
  8. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  9. Add two cracked eggs, sprinkle to taste with salt and pepper, and cook sunny side up (or over easy) keeping the yolks soft. Set aside
  10. Scoop the hot white rice onto two plates, divided evenly.
  11. Layer each with one hamburger patty, one egg, and then drizzle on the gravy. Top it with green onions, if desired. Serve it hot and enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and makes an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 701Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 317mgSodium: 918mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 43g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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I’m Zona. My husband and myself are empty-nesters and parents of 1 adult son.  I have a passion for recipes and I share all the tips, tricks, and resources I can find (or create) to help you cook for two.

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