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
Featured In: Top 10 Quick Dinners
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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sewhere User ID: 4681769 265941
Reviewed May. 14, 2017

"easy and fast! Excellent taste!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 265879
Reviewed May. 12, 2017

"This was quick and tasty for a weeknight meal. It had good flavor and the family loved it! Thanks for sharing!"

LorNiles User ID: 8871760 265720
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"The taste was great. It will be on our supper rotation."

jadegreen_eyz User ID: 3672961 265434
Reviewed May. 2, 2017

"This was wonderful (added some broccoli). Had almost half of it left so I broke up (into large pieces) 2 pkgs. of Maruchan oriental flavored ramen, boiling them in 3 cups (instead of 4) of water in a large saucepan for the required 3 minutes. Didn't have to drain any excess liquid. Added both packets of its seasoning and then mixed in the Korean beef which I had gently reheated in the microwave. Made a great, slightly different, 2nd meal as well. I did the ramen because my son doesn't like reheated white rice. Also, you might be able to get by only using 1 pkt. of the seasoning but I found 2 worked well."

Lindagrams User ID: 7731708 265322
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

"Favorite! I add more soy sauce and red pepper flakes when it's just hubby and me."

BayAreaRob User ID: 7363156 265275
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2017

"I also brown the beef in sesame oil and I add broccoli as well. NICE recipe, very flavorful."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 265230
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2017

"I didn't have quite enough soy sauce and only some chili powder instead of red pepper flakes, so I think that compromised the final flavour. But overall a yummy different and quick dish compared to other ground beef recipes!"

momof2inpa User ID: 3572256 265103
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2017

"Fast, easy and delicious. My teenagers loved it."

MY REVIEW User ID: 233130 264653
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2017

"Magnificent recipe!"

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

"Very delicious. Next time I will add veggies"

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