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Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice

Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice is an easy comfort meal that can quickly be prepared at the end of a work day.

Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice is an easy comfort meal that can quickly be prepared at the end of a work day.

This one pot meal, with hints of ginger and garlic, will have your family thinking you spent a lot more time preparing their dinner.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To begin making Korean Beef and Rice I poured some olive oil into the Instant Pot and then turned it to Saute Less for 7 minutes.

Then I added in the ground beef.

I broke up the ground beef while it was cooking and when it started to brown I added in the garlic, salt and pepper.

When the Instant Pot turned off the beef was still slightly pink.

I added in some water and used it to deglaze the Pot.  Scraping any brown bits off the bottom is a very important step so that you avoid the Burn message while the Pot is coming to pressure.

Next I sprinkled in the long grain rice and pushed it down into the liquid.  I Did Not Stir.

Then I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.

While the beef and rice were cooking I prepared the sauce by combining brown sugar, corn starch, soy sauce, ground ginger and chili peppers into a small mixing bowl.  

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking I immediately turned the steam release handle to the venting position and did a Quick Release.  

After removing the lid I stirred the contents well and added the sauce.

I stirred the contents again until all were coated with the sauce.

Then I added in the green onions and folded them into the beef and rice mixture.  

I served this meal immediatley.

Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice is an appealing meal that is full of flavour.  If desired top with sesame seeds before serving.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe. This ground beef and rice dish has a delicious sauce made with soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger and is loaded with chopped green onions.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 5 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups long grain rice
    Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chili peppers
    After Cooking:
  • 8 green onions chopped
    Optional:
  • sesame seeds

How to Make Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice:

  1. Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot and turn it to the Saute Less function for 7 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef to begin to brown and break it up while it is cooking.
  3. After it starts to brown add the garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Continue breaking up the beef.
  5. Once Pot turns off add the water and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the Pot.
  6. Sprinkle in the rice and press it down into the liquid. Do not stir.
  7. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  8. While the rice and beef are cooking prepare the sauce by dumping the brown sugar, corn starch, soy sauce ground ginger and chili peppers into a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  9. Cut up the green onions.
  10. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a Quick Release.
  11. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  12. Pour in the sauce and stir until the meat and rice are coated.
  13. Dump in the green onions and stir to combine.
  14. Serve immediately and sprinkle on sesame seeds if desired.

Yield: 4

Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice

Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice is an easy comfort meal that can quickly be prepared at the end of a work day.

Instant Pot Korean Beef and Rice is an easy comfort meal that can quickly be prepared at the end of a work day.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 5 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chili peppers
  • After Cooking:
  • 8 green onions chopped
  • Optional:
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot and turn it to the Saute Less function for 7 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef to begin to brown and break it up while it is cooking.
  3. After it starts to brown add the garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Continue breaking up the beef.
  5. Once Pot turns off add the water and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the Pot.
  6. Sprinkle in the rice and press it down into the liquid. Do not stir.
  7. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  8. While the rice and beef are cooking prepare the sauce by dumping the brown sugar, corn starch, soy sauce ground ginger and chili peppers into a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  9. Cut up the green onions.
  10. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a Quick Release.
  11. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  12. Pour in the sauce and stir until the meat and rice are coated.
  13. Dump in the green onions and stir to combine.
  14. Serve immediately and sprinkle on sesame seeds if desired.

Notes

*This recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo.

*Use more ground beef if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 586Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 2451mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 39g

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Jennifer Lane

Sunday 9th of May 2021

This was delicious and FAST! Thank you. I added more veggies (mushrooms and one of those stir-fry bags) and used reduced-salt beef broth instead of water--turned out great.

Kathleen

Monday 10th of May 2021

Hi Jennifer, I am so glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for sharing your results and modifications with us. Sounds delicious! Take care, Kathleen

Susan

Friday 5th of February 2021

Can you use sesame oil instead of olive oil?

Kathleen

Friday 5th of February 2021

Hi Susan, I am not allowed to have sesame in my diet so I have never used it. That's why my family that can eat sesamee just sprinkle seeds on it on when serving. I am not familiar with any of its properties. If you do decide to give it a try please let us know how it turns out. Thanks, Kathleen

Kellie

Friday 22nd of January 2021

If I wanted to double the ingredients to make more, would I have to also double the cooking times?

Kathleen

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Hi Kellie, I often double the ground beef because my husband likes it that way. When using a pressure cooker generally the cook time will be the same when you double a recipe and it will take longer to come to pressure. Take care, Kathleen

Lisa

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

My rice was not cooked sadly with this method. It needed more time. I’ve read that it needs to naturally release for 10 minutes. I guess I’ll try that next.

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