Quick Beef Rice Bowl

4.8 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 2 Calories: 420 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Our Beef Rice Bowl is a delicious and comforting dish with various ways to customize it to your preferences. Whether you prefer it traditional or with your own twist, this rice bowl is sure to satisfy your cravings for a hearty and flavorful meal.



  1. In a medium pot heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil on high heat. Cook the minced garlic for 30 seconds. Add 2 cups of water. When the water boils lower the heat to medium and add the rice. Cook until rice is done around 10-12 minutes.

  2. Peel and cut the carrot to half-moons. Chop the bok choy.

  3. Heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan. Add the carrots. Cook until they soften 4-5 minutes. Add the bok choy. Cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

  4. In the same pan brown the ground beef. When the meat is cooked, add the laksa spice, soy sauce and carrots and bok choy. Mix well.

  5. Assemble the bowl. Add rice top with the meat mixture, sesame mayo and sliced cucumber.  


  • Slice vegetables thinly to ensure they cook quickly and evenly.
  • Don't overcook the beef.
  • Serve the beef and veggies mixture over a bowl of hot, freshly cooked rice. The rice will absorb the flavorful sauce.
  • Garnish your Beef Rice Bowl with a variety of toppings, such as chopped scallions, pickled ginger, nori (seaweed) strips, or a drizzle of sesame seeds. These add texture and extra layers of flavor.
  • You can customize your Beef Rice Bowl by adding extras like a poached or soft-boiled egg, a dollop of wasabi, or some grated daikon radish for a refreshing contrast.
  • Beef Rice Bowl is highly customizable. Try variations like adding vegetables such as spinach or bean sprouts, or even substituting the beef with other proteins like chicken or tofu for a different twist.
  • Fresh ingredients, especially quality beef, can make a significant difference in the final flavor and texture of your Beef Rice Bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I make a Rice Bowl with other types of meat?

You can make variations using other meats like pork or chicken. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure the meat is cooked through.

Can I make Beef Rice Bowl with brown rice or other grains?

You can use brown rice or other grains for a healthier option. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor may differ from the traditional version.

Is Beef Rice Bowl spicy?

Beef rice bowl is not typically a spicy dish. However, you can add chili flakes or hot sauce if you prefer a spicy kick.

How long does it take to make a Beef Rice Bowl?

Beef Rice Bowl is a relatively quick dish to prepare. The entire process, from slicing the veggies to serving, can take around 20-30 minutes.

Can I make a vegetarian or vegan version of Beef Rice Bowl?

Yes, you can make a vegetarian or vegan version of Beef rice bowl by substituting beef with tofu. You can also add a variety of vegetables for extra flavor and texture.

Can I prepare Beef Rice Bowl in advance and store it for later?

While the beef rice bowl is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the components in advance and assemble them just before serving. Store the cooked beef and rice separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.

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  1. Lily Peterson

    I love this recipe, do you have any more bowl recipes that I could get inspired by? Thanks

  1. Lily Peterson

    I love this recipe, do you have any more bowl recipes that I could get inspired by? Thanks