5 from 5 votes

Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls

These Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls make the perfect healthy weeknight meal that's ready in about 15 minutes!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Dairy-free, Korean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 426 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 4 cups cooked rice (about 1 1/3 cups uncooked), or use minute or instant rice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • a dash of sriracha hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup carrots, cut julienne style (these can be purchased pre-cut in the produce section of your grocery store)
  • chopped green onions, toasted sesame seeds, red pepper flakes (optional) for serving


  1. Prepare the rice according to package directions.

  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat at add the sesame oil.

  3. Add the ground beef to the hot skillet and brown until almost cooked through (about 6-10 minutes).

  4. Add the garlic, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and sriracha to the skillet and stir well until a small amount of sauce forms.

  5. Add the carrots and cook for about 2 more minutes until the carrots soften slightly.

  6. Serve the beef mixture over rice and garnish with chopped green onions, toasted sesame seeds, and a small sprinkling of red pepper flakes (garnishes optional).

Nutrition Facts
Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls
Amount Per Serving (4 servings)
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 634mg 26%
Potassium 590mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 106.9%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.