|Julian's Korean Beef on rice with Fried Green Beans|
Begin by starting your rice cooking. I suggest serving it with white rice. If you have a rice cooker, that is the best method. Otherwise follow the package directions. As shown above, I wiped out the same skillet and fried green beans in it, and then topped them with slivered almonds. A great companion to this meal.
|A Few Simple Ingredients|
1/4 brown sugar (dark or light)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced (see note)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)
salt and pepper
3 green onions, chopped and separated light/dark
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sesame oil and warm for 1 minute until hot but not smoking. Add hamburger and brown. Add the lower (white and light green) portion of the chopped green onions. Stir in and cook for 3-4 minutes. Toss in the garlic and stir together over heat for 1-2 minutes more. Spoon out excess fat if necessary. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers. Stir to combine and cook to combine flavors, another 2-3 minutes. Set aside until rice and other dishes are ready. Top the beef with the remaining darker portion of the chopped green onions at serving time.
|Julian's Easy Korean Weeknight Dinner|
You can keep fresh ginger in the freezer because it is hard to use a full piece before it goes bad, and it is easy to grate when frozen. But lately I've been buying the Dorot frozen ginger cubes. I don't use a lot of ginger in cooking so these are an excellent option. The flavor is good and the package is excellent. Dorot has garlic too and it is good, but I use quite a bit of garlic and so just keep fresh on hand all the time.