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beef and rice in a gray speckled bowl with gold fork

Ginger Beef and Onion Rice Bowls

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Braising
  • Cuisine: Asian


Skip that take-out and whip up these ginger beef and onion rice bowls for an epic weeknight dinner! Juicy, tender, and well-marinated beef with the punch of ginger, onion, garlic, and soy flavors; all sitting pretty on a bed of white rice!


  • 2 lbs sirloin steak, cut into strips
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, sliced finely/grated 
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked extra long enriched white rice
  • salt/pepper, to taste
  • *Optional: scallions and sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. In a large plastic/resealable bag; place sirloin strips, minced garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sliced onions, and brown sugar into bag. Mix all ingredients together to fully combine.
  2. Put bag into refrigerator to let mixture marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight for best results.
  3. In a large dutch oven or pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Using tongs, place steak mixture into pot and pour in any remaining liquid.
  4. Let cook until meat is cooked through completely, while stirring throughout, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. While meat is cooking, make rice according to your package directions. Once rice is cooked, set aside.
  6. Taste cooked ginger beef and onion and add salt/pepper to preference, if desired.
  7. Serve in bowls by adding cooked white rice and then topping with ginger beef and onion. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

Keywords: entrée, dinner, easy, asian, one pot