Derek has this opinion about recipe and food blogs that, I believe is pretty much shared by the general population…or at least by most people I know. This screenshot of a tweet about sums it up.
So, to this end, I’m going to post the recipe almost right away, with my notes and story underneath!
Korean Beef & Rice (Original Recipe HERE)
1 lb lean ground beef
2 2/3 c. hot cooked brown rice
3 green onions, thinly sliced
I double the following sauce ingredients:
3 garlic cloves, minced (6)
1/4 c. packed brown sugar (1/2 c)
1/4 c. soy sauce (1/2 c)
2 t. sesame oil (4 t)
1/4 t. ground ginger (1/2 t)
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes (1/2 t)
1/4 t. pepper (1/2 t)
PLUS!!! 4 fried eggs (this is what we add)
Okay, now that you have the recipe link AND the ingredients, I’m going to tell you what we do in comparison to the original recipe…..AND tell you the story 🙂
When I was unemployed earlier this year, I had much more free time to make dinner and meal plan. One of my cookbooks is the Taste of Home’s “Simple & Delicious” cookbook and MAN OH MAN I love this cookbook. Everything is, as the title implies, so simple to make. There are so many good recipes that now that I’m working, I’m able to whip up recipes quickly after work. Alright, let’s get to the steps. Note that this is how I make the recipe. It varies slightly from the original recipe.
Brown your hamburger in a small skillet or pan. Leave the grease in your browning skillet and move hamburger into a second, larger skillet. At the same time, cook your rice.
In the pan you’ve moved your hamburger into, mix in your sauce at medium heat. This includes minced garlic (you can use full cloves or the pre-minced garlic), brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ground ginger, crushed red pepper flakes and pepper. Note that I DOUBLE the sauce mixture from the original recipe. This makes it much more flavorful and I live with a man whose thought process is the more sauce the better! Mix all the sauce in with the meat until it just starts to boil, then move down to simmer. While simmering, dice your green onions and set aside.
In your browning skillet, fry 4 eggs at high heat. The grease from your hamburger will add a little flavor and greases your skillet to avoid the eggs sticking or burning to the surface. Once fried, remove from heat.
Add your cooked rice to your sauce and stir. Add fried eggs and stir. The original recipe calls to pour the meat over rice, but we have found we like it better with it all mixed together!
Serve, top with green onions and enjoy!
This has become one of our favorite recipes. I’ve enjoyed doing a little trial and error to decide how best we enjoy it and the addition of the fried eggs was *chef’s kiss*. You could certainly add more veggies to give it a more fried rice feel (or to be healthy. *Shrugs*). We typically also use white rice instead of brown because it’s what we have on hand. Make it work for you! Enjoy!