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Quick Korean-inspired Beef & Rice

Quick Korean-inspired Beef & Rice

Ingredients for 4 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 4 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef (SUBSTITUTES: chicken, turkey or veggie ground)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  •  Sauce (or Gochujang)
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons Sriracha
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (OR apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, white)
    • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (OR brown sugar, cane sugar)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • Garnish
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
    • green onion
    • jalapeño (green or red)
    • sesame seeds


Step 1

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. As an alternative to this sauce, you can just use Gochujang.

Step 2

Set a skillet on HIGH heat. Once hot, lightly spray with a little avocado oil and aadd sugar snap peas. Let the peas rest in the skillet for a minute – without stirring – in order to let them sear. Then begin stirring the peas with a spatula. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the skillet.

Step 3

Reduce the heat to medium high heat, add a drop of oil, then add the beef. Begin chopping up the meat in the skillet, then add garlic, onions and ginger. Continue chopping and stirring the beef while folding in the onions, garlic and ginger. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 4

When the beef is nearly finished, reduce the heat to low then pour in the sauce. Stir and ensure all the beef is covered in the sauce. Remove from the heat.

Step 5

Garnish with sesame oil, green onion, sesame seeds and jalapeño (if desired).

Step 6

Enjoy with a serving of brown rice OR steamed cauliflower rice.

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Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min

Nutrition per serving

About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!