Spicy Korean Beef and Rice Bowl Recipe

I enjoy the diversity and originality of food trucks. I think they encourage cooks to make simple full flavor dishes that showcase their inventiveness and creativity. Most of us refer to this as street food, but for many food truck owners this is the food of their families and their cultures. The smells conjure up memories of grandma’s kitchen or family dinners in their home country.

One of the interesting things about this dish is that it can be made with a variety of beef you might have. I have prepared this dish with ground beef that you might use for hamburgers or tacos, but we can also use carne asada beef, short rib or even a nice grilled flank steak.

A note on using Litehouse Foods® Sesame Ginger Dressing and Marinade. If you want a full flavor, I recommend you marinate your beef overnight. If you do not have time or just forgot do not worry the dressing has a great flavor that you can pour some over top of the completed dish you will be good to go.

I think part of what makes this recipe awesome is that it is easy to substitute ingredients. Outside of what kind of beef to use, you can radically vary the flavors on this dish by swapping in and out your favorite Asian inspired vegetables. I mean some people just do not love pickled ginger and that is okay. Whereas if you love Asian mushrooms or snow peas, you would not be remiss in adding them.

I also think it is important to consider whether you want to pair this dish with other Asian flavors. I think Kimchi is a fantastic paring with this dish, but I also know it’s not for everyone so if you want a larger portion and love Kimchi then by all means use a larger serving bowl and add it directly to the mix.

This dish is perfect on the go for lunch or as a late-night snack because it is quick and easy to make.

Spicy Korean Beef Rice Bowl Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 20 minutes
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Street food to your kitchen is what this dish is. Nothing fancy, just a lot of flavor and a dish that any cook can prepare. The great thing about this dish is, even if you don’t have every single ingredient you need to match this exact recipe, don’t worry because substitutions work for nearly every ingredient in this recipe and it will still come out just fine.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (preferably leaner such as 85/15)
  • ½ cup Litehouse Foods® Sesame Ginger Dressing and Marinade
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
  • Optional items:  Kimchi, snow peas, sautéed mushrooms, steamed broccoli, pickled ginger

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine ground beef and Litehouse Foods® Sesame Ginger Dressing and Marinade.  Mixed thoroughly until combined and let sit overnight.
  2. Cook rice according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add ground beef.  Sprinkle in crushed red chiles, cook until no longer pink and set aside. 
  4. Divide hot rice into 4 bowls, top with beef, garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and any of the optional items that you would like.

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