Kid Friendly Korean Beef and Coconut Rice

This recipe is a twist on the traditional Korean dish, bulgogi, using ground beef instead of thin slices of sirloin. While bulgogi marinates overnight to develop enhanced flavors and tenderness, I use ground beef paired with the same umami ingredients. This combination of sweet beef and coconut rice is a winner because it is quick, cheap and I don't need a recipe to follow.

It took a few tries before my kids agreed this was a delicious meal. I was not about to give up on them since I knew in my chef's heart this dinner was going to be their new favorite.

Jim and I love Asian flavors so I keep my pantry stocked with the ingredients in this list. All I need is a pound of ground beef or turkey to whip this up in less than 30 minutes. Now that my kids have agreed to also like this meal, it makes a bi-weekly return to our menu chalkboard.

Ingredients: Korean Beef

1 tablespoon olive oil (I like California Olive Ranch evoo)