Beef Korea with Quinoa and Brown Rice

beef korea

I love Chinese food. I also recognize that eating out is not a great way to make sure your body is receiving the right nutrients, not filled with, well, fillers. This recipe was a hit with the whole family, kids included!



  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef (I use 96-4%)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (you can substitute agave)
  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 TB sesame oil
  • 1 heaping tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes

Quinoa/Rice Mix

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes



  • Brown the beef over medium heat with garlic, sesame oil and ginger.
  • Drain the fat.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer.


  • Combine quinoa, rice, water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the water has been soaked up.
  • Pour the beef mixture over the quinoa.

Does it get easier than this? No. Is it a good way to get a leaner protein with essential grains? Yes. Try it out and share your thoughts/modifications/etc!

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