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Teriyaki Loco Moco

Updated On: Feb 26, 2024

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This recipe for Teriyaki Loco Moco is just what the doctor ordered when you’re wishing you were in Hawaii eating a plate lunch. Easy to make and super delish.

Teriyaki Loco Moco | farmgirlgourmet.com

Have you been wondering “Hey, where’s that Farmgirl chick?”  Well we took off for 12 days and did a whirlwind California tour.  It was a lot of driving, but we got to spend quality time with family that we don’t have the opportunity to see all that often.

Getting back to our house…well, the first place I wanted to be was in the kitchen, but alas, the sea of “vacation laundry” won out over playing in my favorite room of the house.

Here’s a little bit of our time in California….

We saw GIANT trees.

Really GIANT trees.  These are the giant Redwoods of Northern California.  I lived in Northern Cal among the giants for most of my childhood and took them for granted.  Now as an adult I marvel in their presence and wish I could stare up at one on a daily basis.  They are truly amazing and a definite “bucket list” item to not miss in this lifetime.

Paul Bunyan and Babe in the Redwood Forest of California

We saw Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  These two have been hidden in the redwoods for over 50 years.

Alice Sousa Haywood
Eureka California ocean view

We put our toes in the Pacific Ocean.  Oh how I miss it.

We hung out with cousins….and ate far too many donuts.

It was a great time for the kids to reconnect with their cousins.

After 10 days of visiting 2 sets of family, we hit the road and headed home to Washington. It was great to spend time with family, but it’s really nice to be home.

Loco Moco recipe

A nice big bowl of comfort food was in order for tonight and loco moco is definitely that. If you’ve never had it before, you should give it a shot. It’s quick and satisfying. The kids will gobble it right up too. It was created for the hungry surfers on the island of Hawaii and is now sold in roadside stands and restaurants all over the islands. It’s typically eaten for breakfast, but tonight, it was dinner.

Ingredients in Teriyaki Loco Moco

  • Beef – mix ground beef with spices and panko.
  • Panko – Japanese bread crumbs that are lighter than a typical breadcrumb making the beef patty lighter. Use gluten-free bread crumbs if you desire.
  • Worcestershire – adds a touch of umami to the ground beef mixture.
  • Garlic & Onions – adds the extra flavor.
  • Teriyaki Sauce – you can use bottled or homemade, just make sure you don’t omit it as it really elevates this dish.
  • Eggs – fry to your desired doneness.
  • Gravy – is the key to a delicious loco moco. Make it homemade or use canned, whatever works best for you.
  • Rice – the base for delicious loco moco.
  • Toppings – green onions, sriracha, crushed red pepper flakes, or whatever your heart desires.
Teriyaki Loco Moco | farmgirlgourmet.com

Teriyaki Loco Moco

A quick Loco Moco recipe that is a satisfying bowl of rice, hamburger patty, fried egg and topped with homemade teriyaki sauce and brown gravy.  It may not be beautiful, but it’s Heaven in a bowl.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs fried to taste
  • Teriyaki sauces
  • brown gravy homemade or canned
  • crushed red pepper flakes for serving
  • Sriracha sauce for serving
  • sliced green onions for serving


  • In a medium saucepan, bring the 4 cups of water to a boil, add the rice and stir.  Cover with a lid and turn down the heat to low.  Cook rice according to the package instructions for time.  Conversely you can use a rice cooker.
  • Mix the first 8 ingredients (beef through salt and pepper) in a medium bowl until well combined.  Form into 4 patties and grill or broil to preferred doneness.  
  • To Serve: scoop 1 cup of rice per plate, top with 1 burger and drizzle with the teriyaki sauce and brown gravy.  Top with a fried egg and sprinkle a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes & sliced green onions.  Serve immediately with a bottle of Sriracha and a cold Hawaiian beer.


Calories: 787kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 36gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 366mgPotassium: 630mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 309IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 136mgIron: 5mg
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. DeniseinVA says:

    Thank you for this delicious recipe. Having just come back from Oahu and Kauai a couple of weeks ago, and enjoying the loco moco over there, I went on a search and found your version. So tasty! My husband and I have just had a wonderful lunch!

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