Korean Beef Rice Bowls

These Korean Beef Rice Bowls make a quick and easy meal, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!
Servings: 4 yield(s)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • cooking spray
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 3 cooked brown rice
  • 1 small sliced cucumber, skin on
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang, or more if desired*
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds, plus more for topping
  • 2 sliced scallions, white and green parts
  • check labels for gluten-free
  1. Combine the soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a large deep nonstick skillet over high heat, spray with oil and add the ground beef. Cook, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute.
  4. Pour the sauce over the beef, cover and simmer on low heat 10 minutes.
  5. To assemble the bowls, place 3/4 cup rice in each bowl, top with scant 2/3 cup beef, cucumbers, Gochujong, sesame seeds and scallions.