Korean Beef Rice Bowls

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Korean Beef Rice Bowls takes about 20 minutes to whip up, so quick and easy, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!
Korean Beef Rice Bowls takes about 20 minutes to whip up, so quick and easy, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!
I came up with this Korean beef rice bowl the other night and they tasted so DANG good I knew I had to share.  I used to work 2 blocks away from Koreatown when I worked full-time in Manhattan and loved having lunch with co-workers in nearby restaurants. Since then, Korean food is becoming really popular with Korean restaurants popping up everywhere. Unfortunately not as popular here in Long Island (yet) so if I don't want to travel all the way to Manhattan I cook it myself.
One essential ingredient you will need is Gochujang sauce. It's a Korean condiment that's a little spicy and sweet, and has very distinct flavor only found in Korean cuisine. It also comes in a paste which requires you to thin it down. I use  since it's available in my local supermarket and it's ready-to-use, or buy it on !
And I'm obsessed with frozen brown rice from Trader Joe's! It takes 3 minutes to heat up and the texture is perfect! If you live near a TJ's, it's a must!
Takes about 20 minutes to whip up these quick and easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!

Korean Beef Rice Bowls takes about 20 minutes to whip up, so quick and easy, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!
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Korean Beef Rice Bowls

394Cals30Protein47Carbs9Fats
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 30mins
Yield: 4servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Asian, Korean
These Korean Beef Rice Bowls make a quick and easy meal, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!

Ingredients

  • 1/4cuplow sodium soy sauce*
  • 2teaspoonslight brown sugar
  • 1teaspoonsesame oil
  • 1/2teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
  • cooking spray
  • 1pound93% lean ground beef
  • 1/4cupchopped yellow onion
  • 2garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1teaspoonfresh grated ginger
  • 3cupscooked brown rice
  • 1small sliced cucumber, skin on
  • 2tablespoons, or more if desired*
  • 1/2tablespoonsesame seeds, plus more for topping
  • 2sliced scallions, white and green parts
  • *check labels for gluten-free

Instructions

  • Combine the soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  • 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.
  • Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute.
  • Pour the sauce over the beef, cover and simmer on low heat 10 minutes.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4, Calories: 394kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 807mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g
Blue Smart Points: 10
Green Smart Points: 10
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 10
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