Dinner done in 20 minutes or less yes please! This Quick and Easy Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls is not only quick and easy but makes for a delicious dinner too!
Korean Beef Rice Bowl
This Quick and Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowl is an easy solution to your dinner problem! If you are looking for a quick and easy meal that is full of flavor then you are going to LOVE these Easy to make Korean Beef Rice Bowls.
Traditionally this recipe is called bulgogi and is made with sirloin steak which can be quite expensive so using ground beef makes this an easy budget friendly dinner.
The sweet and salty mix in this Korean Beef Rice bowl dish is amazing, and you can make this so quick and easily that it is perfect for those nights when you really do not want to cook. No one in my house realizes this is considered my lazy dinner meal. The flavors are amazing and bold and it totally tastes like it took me forever to make it, however it is done in under 20 minutes!
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What to Serve with Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls
If I am making a quick and easy main dish then I am also making quick and easy side dishes. I am not all about spending hour in the kitchen every night. Sure sometimes I make huge meals that are all fancy but that is not all the time, I don’t have time for all that.
You can make your favorite Korean side dishes or an asian side dish like asian cucumber salad or copy cat pf changs lettuce wraps. If you add veggies to the dish then you can make it a one dish dinner and it is all done.
On nights that I am not in the mood to make any thing else I throw a few bags of frozen veggies like sugar snap peas and carrots in the microwave and call it done. Trust me, it is ok to take things slow and make a quick and easy dinner sometimes, actually it is good for your sanity to not stress to much over dinner every night.
Variations and Tips
When you are cutting the green onions use a pair of kitchen shears, it makes it a lot easier to but then a knife.
Change up the rice. We use brown rice for them but you can use white rice if you want to.
Add veggies. Also making veggies like snow peas and adding them to the Korean Beef Rice Bowl, will give you even more colors and flavor in the dish. Carrots, peas, sugar snap peas, broccoli even cauliflower are great veggies to add to this dish.
Make it low carb. If you are low carb and want to enjoy this easy Korean Beef Bowls recipe just switch out the rice for cauliflower rice.
Change up the Spicy. If you don’t like spicy foods then you can omit the red pepper flakes completely. Want more heat, add more red pepper flakes, some sriracha sauce or Korean chili sauce.
Can I reheat Korean Ground Beef Bowls?
The great thing about this recipe is that not only does it reheat easily in the microwave but you don’t lose any of the flavors. if you are looking for easy recipe to meal prep this is a great one!
Korean Beef Rice Bowl Ingredients
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cups Cooked rice, for serving
How to Make Korean Beef Rice Bowl
Start cooking your rice.
Combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, oil, pepper flakes, sesame seeds and ginger together in a small bowl.
Cook the ground beef and garlic in a pan over medium heat.
Making sure you break up the beef as it cooks.
Once you have browned the beef add the sauce to the pan.
Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan for the heat and stir in the green onions.
Put rice in a bowl and then Top the rice with the beef mixture.
Easy Ground Beef Recipes
Korean Beef Rice Bowl
- Combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, oil, pepper flakes, sesame seeds and ginger together in a small bowl.
- Cook the ground beef and garlic in a pan over medium heat.
- Making sure you break up the beef as it cooks.
- Once you have browned the beef add the sauce to the pan.
- Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan for the heat and stir in the green onions.
- Top some rice with the beef mixture.