Rice Cookers Recipes

Loco Moco

Zojirushi Recipe – Loco Moco

A popular Hawaiian breakfast menu, Loco Moco was invented in 1949 for hungry local boys. In its original form, the dish is a bowl of rice topped with a burger patty and covered with gravy. Nowadays, you can find creative varieties at local restaurants.

            	Loco Moco  Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4):
To Cook in the Rice Cooker:

  • 2 cups (rice measuring cup) short or medium grain white rice
  • Water to fill to water level 2 for "WHITE RICE"

To Prepare Separately:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs for sunny side up or over easy

Brown Gravy:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Garnish (Optional):

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Tomato slices

              Loco Moco Step 1

Measure rice accurately using the measuring cup that came with your rice cooker. Rinse rice until water clears, and place in the inner cooking pan. 

              Loco Moco Step 2

Add water to the corresponding water level for “WHITE RICE." Cook the rice using the “REGULAR” (if available), or ”WHITE RICE" setting.

              Loco Moco Step 3

Make the gravy. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour and continually stir for 5 minutes or until the mixture turns golden-brown.


              Loco Moco Step 4

Whisk in the beef broth, ketchup, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.


              Loco Moco Step 5

Keep whisking and bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until desired thickness is reached, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside and keep warm.


              Loco Moco Step 6

In a large bowl, mix beef, onion, one egg, panko, salt and pepper.


              Loco Moco Step 7

Divide in four and make flat oval patties. Heat oil in a pan and grill patties over medium heat for 5 minutes then flip and grill both sides until cooked through.


              Loco Moco Step 8

Fry eggs sunny side up or over easy.

              Loco Moco Step 9

When rice completes cooking, place in serving plates and top with the cooked hamburger patties. Ladle the gravy and top with a fried egg.

              Loco Moco Step 10

Garnish with iceberg lettuce and tomato slices.