On a plate. I haven’t had a ton of experience with Korean food, especially after a very unfortunate experience with kim chi. (This may also explain my lack of a decent-sized bowl that would actually contain all of this) But after this delicious plate, full of flavor, I can’t wait for more!


While we didn’t follow all of the dining etiquette rules that go along with Korean cuisine, and certainly not the one requiring you to turn down a drink three times before finally accepting it, I remembered what I like about Asian meals – the ability to combine whole grains with vegetables and its use of meat as more of a condiment than a main component.

Korean Rice Bowl with Steak, Vegetables & Fried Egg inspired from Bon Appétit – 2 servings

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 8 oz grass-fed sirloin
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 large carrot, sliced into matchstick pieces
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced into matchstick pieces
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • Sauce: 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sriracha
  1. Combine garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice and sriracha. Add steak and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Grill steak for about 3-4 minutes per side and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Thinly slice and set aside.
  2. Cut asparagus into 2 inch pieces and saute in pan for about 4 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Spray pan with cooking spray and add eggs to pan. Cook until whites are set, but yolks are runny, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Top rice with vegetables, meat and egg and sprinkle with sauce, green onions and sesame seeds.

Do you have any other Korean food recommendations for me?

21 Comments (Reply )

  1. Tut
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    I actually wish I weren’t going out tonight so that I could fix this! It looks scrumptious!

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  2. Tut
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    I actually wish I weren’t going out tonight so that I could fix this! It looks scrumptious!

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  3. Angharad
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    I don’t have a suggestion for you but this looks incredible! I’m pretty sure a fried egg on top of anything is a win.

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  4. Angharad
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    I don’t have a suggestion for you but this looks incredible! I’m pretty sure a fried egg on top of anything is a win.

    Reply

  5. actorsdiet
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    looks great! i’m by no means a korean food expert but whenever i go to koreatown in l.a. i get something called soon tofu which is tofu stew/soup made in a clay pot.

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  6. actorsdiet
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    looks great! i’m by no means a korean food expert but whenever i go to koreatown in l.a. i get something called soon tofu which is tofu stew/soup made in a clay pot.

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  7. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    I love all Asian food, balanced meals with lots of flavor. Your’s looks beautiful.

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  8. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    I love all Asian food, balanced meals with lots of flavor. Your’s looks beautiful.

    Reply

  9. thehealthyjunky
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    That looks great and seems so simply to make!

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  10. thehealthyjunky
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    That looks great and seems so simply to make!

    Reply

  11. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    This looks gorgeous, I love the egg on top also. I wish I had some more recommendations for you but I dont…but I am going to take this recipe from you!

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  12. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    This looks gorgeous, I love the egg on top also. I wish I had some more recommendations for you but I dont…but I am going to take this recipe from you!

    Reply

  13. Katherine: What About Summer?
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    I love etiquette! Glad someone else notices these things!
    Katherine

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  14. Katherine: What About Summer?
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    I love etiquette! Glad someone else notices these things!
    Katherine

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  15. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    I have never had Korean food before, but I love the use of so many vegetables..especially asparagus, so happy it is in season now. Looking forward to more Korean inspired dishes!

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  16. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    I have never had Korean food before, but I love the use of so many vegetables..especially asparagus, so happy it is in season now. Looking forward to more Korean inspired dishes!

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  17. Chelsea Ward
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    I haven’t dabbled too much in Korean cuisine either, but this dish looks amazing. This looks like an extremely filling meal between the high volume veggies, beef, and egg. Yum!

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  18. Chelsea Ward
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    I haven’t dabbled too much in Korean cuisine either, but this dish looks amazing. This looks like an extremely filling meal between the high volume veggies, beef, and egg. Yum!

    Reply

  19. Anna
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    That looks delicious! Such a great blend of flavors! I love finding new ways to enjoy eggs– I never would have thought of this!

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  20. Anna
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    That looks delicious! Such a great blend of flavors! I love finding new ways to enjoy eggs– I never would have thought of this!

    Reply

  21. Jae
    May 07, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    as a Korean, I love this post, and definitely have reccs for you
    1. cold noodle soup bowl. I promise, it’s not disgusting. Its cold noodles in a ice cold savory-water flavored bowl. theyre usually buckwheat noodles topped with spicy sauce and cucumbers
    2. dontkatsu– indulgent, because theyre fried pork with the most delectable sauce ever
    3. and so much more! the broths/spicy soups are definitely worth a try

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