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Ground Beef and Broccoli Rice Bowl Recipe

  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Weeknight Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian


This HEALTHY ground beef and broccoli recipe is ready in just 20 minutes! Rice bowl recipes are perfect for weeknight dinners. 



  • 1 1/2 cups rice (6 servings)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 green onions
  • 16 oz. broccoli florets 
  • soy sauce, sriracha/garlic chile sauce, sesame seeds for serving


  1. Prepare rice as directed on package and set aside.
  2. Prepare ingredients:
    Grate or mince ginger.
    Mince garlic.
    Mix together ginger, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil in a small bowl.
    Thinly slice green onions.
    Trim broccoli so they are roughly the same size. You want small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add ground beef to pan and cook for 3 minutes, breaking up with a spatula or the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Add broccoli and soy sauce mixture and mix together. Cook for 2 minutes, cover, and cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Divide rice and beef and broccoli mixture between bowls. Top with green onions, sesame seeds, and if desired, extra soy and sriracha or chile garlic sauce. 


  • Get your kids involved! They can: stir together soy sauce mixture, help break apart broccoli florets, top their bowls with sesame seeds and green onions. 
  • Ginger shortcut: buy frozen cubes or swap dried ginger (1 tsp.)
  • Rice shortcut: buy prepared or microwavable rice. 
  • Broccoli shortcut: buy cut and trimmed florets.

Keywords: rice bowl, ground beef rice bowl