Korean Beef and Rice Recipe
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Korean Beef and Rice Recipe

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A friend raved about beef cooked in soy sauce and ginger, so I tried it. It's delicious! Dazzle the table with this tasty version of beef and rice. —Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota
Recommended: 31 Meals in a Bowl
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-2/3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup beef mixture with 2/3 cup rice: 413 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, oil and seasonings.
  2. Stir sauce into beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with green onions.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Korean Beef and Rice in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

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MY REVIEW User ID: 5651791 263747
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2017

"Very delicious. Next time I will add veggies"

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 263664
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

"My recipe for this is very similar, but I brown the beef in the sesame oil. My family likes this a lot. They do like a lot more red pepper flakes though."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 261666
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017

"Super easy, and really good. Next time I will add broccoli or snow peas."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 253292
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"Very easy, quick to make and delicious. What a great way to use ground beef. I served it with a side of steamed broccoli."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 247697
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"Great flavor. Easy to make. A keeper!"

peggyr1 User ID: 8553068 233750
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Really, really good! Great Asian flavor, and super easy."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 228879
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"This recipe was delicious! The whole family enjoyed it and I loved how quick and easy it was to get on the dinner table. Next time I will be adding broccoli or peppers and onions to the mix."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 227733
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"Simple, good, and the kids ate it."

busybrock User ID: 2750041 223564
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"This was very good. A good flavor and will probably make again."

annrms User ID: 2649709 223538
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"Winner, winner!!! I will definitely put this recipe in my keeper file. I added a little more red pepper flakes and used more scallions. Thanks for posting!"

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