Ground Beef Bulgogi Bowls with Carrots, Cucumber, and Srirac

2 servings


20 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time


½ cup Jasmine Rice

2 unit Scallions

5 teaspoon White Wine Vinegar

1 unit Cucumber

4 ounce Shredded Carrots

10 ounce Ground Beef

1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds

4 ounce Bulgogi Sauce

4 tablespoon Sour Cream

1 teaspoon Sriracha

½ teaspoon Sugar

2 teaspoon Vegetable Oil

1 tablespoon Butter




Wash and dry all produce. Place rice and ¾ cup water in a small pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer until tender and water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Keep covered off heat until meal is ready. Meanwhile, trim and thinly slice scallions, separating greens and whites.

Place half the vinegar, ½ tsp sugar, and a few pinches of salt in a medium bowl. Trim ends from cucumber. Using a peeler, shave cucumber lengthwise into ribbons, rotating until you get to the seedy core; discard core. Add ribbons to bowl with vinegar mixture and toss to coat. Set aside.

Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat (use nonstick if you have it). Add carrots and cook, tossing, until tender but still a little crisp, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Heat another drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add beef and a pinch of salt and pepper, breaking up meat into pieces. Cook until browned, 5-7 minutes. Stir in half the sesame seeds. Pour in remaining vinegar. Cook 30 seconds, then stir in bulgogi sauce and bring to a simmer. Remove pan from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

While beef cooks, stir together sour cream and sriracha (to taste) in a small bowl. Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture has a drizzling consistency. Season with salt.

Fluff rice with a fork and stir in 1 TBSP butter. Season with salt and pepper. Divide rice between bowls. Arrange beef, carrots, and cucumber on top, next to each other. (TIP: Drain any excess liquid from the cucumbers before adding.) Drizzle crema over everything. Garnish with scallion greens and remaining sesame seeds.


Serving Size



830 kcal

Total Fat

40 g

Saturated Fat

17 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



130 mg


450 mg

Total Carbohydrate

91 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

39 g


29 g

2 servings


20 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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