Milano fu 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!
Do you know what doria is? Did you also know that doria was created in Japan? It doesn’t sound Japanese, so there are many Japanese people that think 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 sound like Japanese food but it is actually a type of yoshoku which is a western style dish in Japan. Doria is made of vegetables and/or meat covered with white sauce or tomato sauce. Add it over steamed rice then bake it in the oven. This is a perfect comfort dish for cold winter.
What is the Origin of Doria?
It was invented by a 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 shrimp over pilaf with some cheese and white sauce on top, then baked in the oven. Also, Doria is named by Mr. Sally Weil, and is said to be named after an Italian aristocrat, Andrea Doria, but no one is totally sure.
What is Milano fu Doria?
In this recipe, I introduce Milano fu Doria which is super popular in Japan. Actually, it is on the menu of Saizeriya (サイゼリヤ) which is a Japanese restaurant chain of family-style Italian yōshoku in Japan. There are so many people around my age (20’s – 30’s) that 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 most precious memories from when I was a student!
What is the Difference Between Doria and Risotto?
I couldn’t tell the difference between Doria or Risotto until recently. Doria is a dish that is made with vegetables or/and meat, cheese, and sauce on top of already cooked rice. The taste is also richer than risotto. Risotto is a dish that uses uncooked rice cooked in bouillon. Risotto’s main cooking process is ‘simmering’, so it needs a lot more water than Doria.
Some Variations of Doria
Doria usually uses bechamel sauce (white sauce), but we have some other types of Doria as well.
- curry doria
- seafood doria
- tomato sauce doria
Ingredients for Saizeriya Milano fu Doria
In the recipe, there’s a rice part, a white sauce part, and a tomato sauce part.
These are the ingredients for Rice!
- uncooked rice
- unsalted butter
These are the white sauce ingredients!
- unsalted butter
- all-purpose flour
These are the tomato sauce ingredients!
- ground meat (pork, chicken or beef) I use pork for this recipe!
- pasta sauce
- minced garlic
- freshly ground black pepper
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Milano fu Doria
- 1 cup uncooked Japanese rice about 150g
- 180 ml water
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric HERE to buy
- 15 g unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 30 g unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 400 ml milk
- 1 teaspoon bouillon HERE to buy
- Mexican style cheese If you want!
- parsley If you want!
- Onsen tamago HERE to make
- In a rice cooker, add 1 cup of rice, and wash. Then, add 180 ml water, unsalted butter, salt and turmeric. Let's cook.
- After rice is done, please mix to ensure the turmeric and butter are well spread.
2. White sauce
- In a small pan (or pot), turn the heat to low and add unsalted butter.
- When the butter melts, turn the heat off once. Add flour and stir.
- After that, turn the heat to low, then add milk into the pan slowly 1/3rd at a time. Cook until the white sauce gets thicker. *1
- Add bouillon in the pan and mix thoroughly. 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 a thin layer of vegetable oil, minced garlic, and cut onion. Cook until the onion gets softer and clear in color.
- Move the onion to the side of the pan and add ground meat to cook. After the ground meat is cooked well, mix with onion.
- Add pasta sauce, bouillon, black pepper, and salt. Mix everything. Meat sauce is done!
- Preheat an oven to 430°F (220°C).
- Prepare a baking dish, then add the cooked rice first, then white sauce on top. Add meat sauce in the middle, then add a thin layer of Mexican cheese on top of the tomato sauce.
- Bake for 18 minutes.