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
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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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!"

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 223297
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"My husband and his aunt made this recipe and it was really good. The only thing we would change would be to make the beef mixture a creamy texture."

ldouthwaite User ID: 1231196 222127
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"This was way better than I thought it would be. I loved this recipe and told my mom to make it again. I ate the beef with the rice because it tasted better to me.My mom served it with pot stickers and broccoli Zzzzing!amazing recipe.

-Joanna, age 9"

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