Korean Beef and Rice Bowls (made with Turkey in this recipe) – Korean Beef and Rice Bowls are very easy to make. It is the perfect weeknight meal. Ready in under 30 minutes. We are using ground turkey instead of beef. My son Luke gave me this recipe. I added Aloha Hawaiian Chili honey instead of Brown Sugar and Crushed Red Pepper. We were doing a review of Aloha Honey (@alohahoneyfarm) products in the video.
Korean Beef and Rice Bowls
I am of an age where we had ground beef on rice often for dinner when I was a kid. The Korean Beef Rice Bowl recipe here is a bit of reminiscing. It is full of Asian flavors and very simple. Not only will this dish be ready and on your table in only 20 minutes, but it also tastes delicious the next day.
Never Had Korean Food?
There are lots of delicious flavors in Korean food that you just don’t see often in Western food. One flavor is sesame oil, another is the umami of roasted seaweed. What makes any dish Korean is gochujang. It is kind of spicy ketchup. If you can’t find Gochujang in your local grocery store, just substitute ketchup and sriracha.
What is Gochujang?
I like to use Gochujang, a Korean hot pepper paste. It’s made with gochu (Korean red chili pepper), rice powder, meju (dried fermented soybeans), and salt. A sweetener is usually added. They ferment the ingredients for weeks. The fermentation produces a deep-red, smooth paste. The taste is spicy, sour, sweet, and salty. The combination is very interesting.
- A wok or large pan
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tbsp Chopped ginger
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 lb lean ground turkey or ground beef
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 2-3 tbsp Gochujang or combination of ketchup and Sriracha
- ¼ cup Aloha Hawaiian Hot Chili Honey see notes for substititions
Garnish and Rice
- 2 cups hot cooked Basmati Rice
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 2 tbsp sliced green onions for garnish
- 1 tsp sesame seeds for garnish
- In a large skillet heat the oil, on medium high heat
- Sauté the onions and chopped ginger, until softened
- Add the garlic and sauté one minute longer
- Add ground beef (or turkey) and cook until no longer pink.
- In a small bowl whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, ground ginger, Gochujang, and Aloha Hawaiian Hot Honey.
- [A substitute for the Aloha Hawaiian Chili Honey is ¼ cup Brown Sugar and ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes]
- As the turkey finishes cooking, pour liquid over the ground turkey and let simmer for another minute or two.
- Serve over hot rice and garnish with Red Bell Pepper, green onions and sesame seeds.
Aloha Honey Products (@alohahoneyfarm)
This video is a review of Aloha Honey Products. Aloha Honey products can be found at https://alohahoney.farm/
Aloha Honey Farm packages their honey straight from the hive. They do not heat or filter their honey and never use fillers like corn syrup. Buy direct from Aloha or on Amazon, many different flavors of honey, such as The Hawaiian Chili Honey we use in this video.
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