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Korean Beef and Rice

Korean Beef and Rice has a wonderful balance of ginger and garlic. It and cooks up so fast, it is truly a perfect weeknight meal.

Korean Beef and Rice is a super quick dinner packed with flavor. I love the fresh ginger, garlic and green onion. This is a great freezer meal. Sometimes I double the recipe and freeze the leftovers for a later date.

Make sure to use all fresh ingredients in this dish. Ground ginger or garlic powder will greatly change the flavors and not in a good way. 

I like to mix the rice in with the beef but you can leave it on the side if you prefer.  I originally found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2016 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Stove Top & Rice Maker

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size:

  • 1/2 cup beef
  • 2/3 cup rice

Total time: 15 minutes

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I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. 

Pantry & Spices

  • brown sugar
  • ground ginger
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • red pepper flakes


  • 1 - pound ground beef
  • 1 - garlic bulb
  • 1 - bunch green onion
  • 1 - bag brown rice 16 oz

Tip from me

I always prefer to use a rice cooker or my instant pot to make rice because the rice is never undercooked or overcooked. If I make too much rice I will put it in the freezer for a quick stir fry. If you have rice in the freezer it would work perfectly with this dish!

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete prep from prep tab above.
  2. If you have a rice maker then start equivalent of 2 ~ 2/3 cups rice. If you don’t have a rice maker then start the equivalent of 2 ~ 2/3 cups of minute rice. If you don’t like brown rice then make white rice.
  3. When the rice is 10 minutes from being cooked start cooking the beef. In a skillet brown the beef breaking into small pieces for about 4 minutes. 
  4. Add garlic and cook for additional 3 – 4 minutes or until the beef is fully cooked. Drain if necessary.
  5. Add the sauce to the beef and cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Serve with rice. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 1

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