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Korean Beef and Rice

A friend raved about Korean recipes for bulgogi—beef cooked in soy sauce and ginger—so I tried it. It's delicious! Dazzle the table with this tasty version of Korean beef and rice. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Korean Beef and Rice Tips

What is Korean beef called?

This preparation of Korean beef is called "bulgogi," which translates to "fire meat." It consists of thin, marinated slices of beef or pork that are grilled or stir-fried for the final dish.

What other Korean recipes can I make for dinner?

For more Korean dinner ideas, check out our Korean-inspired recipes. This meatless Stir-Fry Rice Bowl makes a great weeknight dinner.

What is Korean rice?

While this recipe calls for brown rice, Korean dishes often use short-grain white rice or sticky rice. Sticky rice can be found in most Asian supermarkets and is very simple to prepare.

Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition 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.