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bowl of rice topped with Korean ground beef and chopped green onion

Korean Ground Beef & Rice Bowl

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Korean


Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowls are a super easy 20 minute dinner the entire family will love. Flavorful Asian-style meat tops fluffy rice in this easy ground beef recipe you'll make again and again!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups rice
  • green onion for garnish


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, brown meat in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Mix garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Pour mixture over meat and stir to mix. Cook 1-2 minutes more.
  5. Serve meat over prepared rice and garnish with chopped green onion.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Keywords: Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls