Doria is a famous Japanese dish that was born in Japan. Savory sauce and some cheese over steamed rice, and baked in the oven. This is a type of Yoshoku (Japanese western dish). It is loved by all generations, but especially kids love this!
Do you know what doria is? Do you also know doria was created in Japan? It doesn’t sound Japanese, so there are so many Japanese thinks it is an European dish. Today I am going to share Milano fu Doria.
What is doria?
Doria is a proud Japanese dish. Because of the name, it doesn’t like Japanese food but it is actually a type of yoshoku which is western style dish in Japan. Doria is made of vegetables or/and meat covered with white sauce or tomato sauce. Add it over the steamed rice then bake it in an oven. This is a perfect comfort dish for cold winter.
What is the origin of Doria?
It was invented by Swiss chef, Sally Weil, who was the first head chef of New Grand, a long-established hotel in Yokohama. Doria is inspired by a dish that was popular in Europe at the time that is simmered shrimps over pilaf and some cheese and white sauce on top of that, then baked in an oven. Also, Doria is named by Mr. Sally Weil, and is said to be named after the name of the Italian aristocrat, Andrea Doria, but it is not totally sure.
What is Milano fu Doria?
In this recipe, I introduce Milano fu Doria which is super popular in Japan. Actually, it is a menu of Saizeriya (サイゼリヤ) that is a Japanese chain of family-style Italian yōshoku restaurant in Japan. There are so many people around my age (20’s – 30’s) have experience going to Saizeriya to get Milano fu Doria with friends because it is so cheap, filling, and delicious. I used to go to there and it is one of my precious memory when I was a student!
What is the difference between Doria and Risotto?
I couldn’t tell Doria or Risotto until I learned. Doria is a dish that is added some vegetables or/and meat, cheese, and sauce on top of already cooked rice. And taste is richer than risotto. Risotto is a dish that uses uncooked rice cooked in bouillon. Risotto’s process is ‘simmering’, so it needs a lot of water than Doria.
Some variations of Doria
Doria usually use bechamel sauce (white sauce), but we have some other types of Doria as well.
- curry doria
- seafood doria
- toamto sauce doria
Similar recipes to Doria
Here are some recipe ideas that you can try after Milano fu Doria!
How to make Saizeriya Milano fu Doria
Milano fu Doria
- 350 g rice
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric HERE to buy
- 15 g salted butter
- 30 g unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 400 ml milk
- 3 g bouillon
- 80 g ground meat (pork, chicken or beef) I use pork for this recipe!
- 1/4 onion 55-65g
- 60 ml pasta sauce I used this brand
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic I used minced garlic
- 5 g bouillon
- 1/3 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- parmesan cheese
- parsley If you want!
- In a rice cooker, add 1 cup of rice, and wash. Then, in a rice cooker, add 180 ml water, butter, and turmeric. Let's cook.
- After rice is done, please mix in order the turmeric and butter are well spread.
2. white sauce
- In a small pan (or pot), turn the heat to low and add butter.
- When the butter melts, add flour and stir.
- Turn the heat to low, and add milk into the pan slowly. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Add bouillon in the pan. White sauce is done!
3. Preparation for meat sauce (tomato sauce)
- Cut the onion into small pieces.
- Mince the garlic. I used already minced garlic.
- In a pan, turn the heat to medium and add 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil, minced garlic, and cut onion. Cook until the onion get's softer and clear color.
- Move the onion side of the pan and add ground meat to cook. After the ground meat cooked well, mix with onion.
- Add pasta sauce, bouillon, black pepper, and salt. Mix everything. Meat sauce is done!
- Prepare a baking dish, then add the cooked rice first, then white sauce on top. Add meat sauce in the middle, then add cheese on top of the meat cheese.
- Preheat an oven to 430°F (220°C), then bake for 18 minutes.
- Let's eat while it's warm! Add parsley as topping if you want.