TDM CCN Header

16 August 2019

Recipe: Korean Beef Bowl in the Instant Pot




So in my quest to get the most out of my Instant Pot, I picked up the Ekovana Stackable Steamer inner pans. Naturally my first thought was to make a rice dish. I wanted to try a dish that would give amazing flavor while highlighting the rice on its own. So, in comes this quick and easy take on a Korean classic. A minimum of prep, maybe 5 minutes of total work, and 14 minutes total in the Instant Pot. Serve on its own for a tasty dinner or paired with banchan, the traditional Korean side dishes (see below for a few examples).

Special Equipment:
1 Instant Pot
1 Stainless steel long legged trivet
1 Stainless steel steamer pan with lid (the one with holes)

Ingredients:

- 1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1.5 pounds lean ground beef (Pork also works wonderfully)
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 6 Cardamom pods
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
- 5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon White pepper
- 1 teaspoon Gochujang (for mild) 2 Tablespoons for HOT (If your store doesn't carry this amazing chili paste, you can substitute sambal Oelek, but I urge you to find some. It's so worth it!)
- 1 Asian pear, diced (You can substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce in a pinch.)
- 1/4 cup Joseon Ganjang (Or dark soy sauce)
- 1 teaspoon toasted Sesame Oil
- 1 large egg per plate (fried)
- Sriracha (optional garnish)
- toasted sesame seeds (garnish)
- diced scallions (garnish)

For the Rice:

When cooking rice in the Instant Pot, weighing out the ingredients is the only way to have perfect rice every time. Also, pay specific attention to the type of rice a recipe calls for. There are many varieties of rice, and each has its own culinary uses and cooks differently. Using a rice other than the type specified could lead to a total culinary disaster.

- 1 pound Calrose Rice (rinsed)
- 1 pound filtered water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

Steps:

1. Set Instant Pot to sauté and allow to heat 1 minute.
2. Add olive oil, wait 30 seconds, then add cardamom and cinnamon. Toast until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Add onion and meat. Using a wooden spoon, break the meat up as much as you can, no more than 1 minute.
4. Add ginger, garlic, fish sauce, salt, pepper, gochujang. Mix.
5. Add in pear and Joseon Ganjang (or applesauce and Soy Sauce) and sesame oil. Mix.
6. Place trivet over meat.
7. Place rice and water in steamer pan. Top with butter. Place lid, and set on top of trivet.
8. Lock lid, set pressure valve, and cook on high for 4 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes before opening valve to release remaining pressure.
9. Remove lid and carefully lift insert from Instant Pot. Add Rice vinegar, fluff rice, and divide into bowls. Top with beef.
10. Garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, fried egg, and Sriracha.

Banchan (side dishes):

Banchan, the traditional Korean side dishes, run the gamut of flavors from sweet to salty to extra extra spicy. Here are some quick and easy ones, but I also recommend Kimchee (obviously), marinated soybean sprouts, radish kimchee, braised potatoes, and stir fried eggplant.

Oi Muchim (Spicy Cucumber salad)

Ingredients

- 1 hothouse cucumber
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon gochujang
- 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon plum vinegar (you can substitute white distilled vinegar)
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil

1. Using a mandolin, slice cucumber as thin as possible. Toss with salt, and set aside for 20 minutes.
2. Drain any liquid. Combine with remaining ingredients, and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

Hoban Bokkeum (stir fried zucchini)

Ingredients 

- 1 medium zucchini
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 scallion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices.
2. Add fish sauce.
3. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add zucchini, fish sauce, and garlic. Cook 3-4 minutes.
4. Add the remaining ingredients and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for another minute or two, stirring, until the zucchini is softened and turns translucent. Serve room temperature or chilled.



Labels

Charleston dinning (26) Charleston Restaurants (19) Best Restaurants in Charleston (10) Charleston (9) Best of Charleston (8) Charleston Fine dinning (7) Tristan (6) BBQ (3) Charleston Wine + Food Festival (3) Instant pot recipes (3) Sean Brock (3) Seattle (3) The Green Door (3) The Lot (3) Angel Oak (2) Anson (2) Anson restaurant (2) Bacon (2) Big John's Tavern (2) Charleston Bars (2) Charleston Food Trucks (2) Charleston Wine and Food Festival (2) Chef Bacon (2) Garden and Gun (2) Guerilla cuisine (2) Hugh Acheson (2) Husk (2) Husk Restaurant (2) Instant Pot (2) James Island restaurants (2) Jeremiah Bacon (2) John's Island Restaurants (2) King Street Restaurants (2) Nate Whiting (2) Oak steakhouse (2) Perfectly Franks (2) Risotto (2) Sandwiches (2) Stars Rooftop (2) Sweetbreads (2) The 'Wich Doctor (2) Two Boroughs Larder (2) Vietnamese (2) Western Washington (2) 'Cesca (1) 200 Beer club (1) 2017 (1) 2017 year in review (1) 5 & 10 (1) Andrew Zimmerman (1) Angel Oak Restaurant (1) Angel Oak Tree (1) Athens Dinning (1) Athens Restaurants (1) Authentic Fijian food (1) AutoBanh (1) BORAGó (1) Bacon and Pear pizza (1) Banchan (1) Bar Marco (1) Barley Risotto (1) Batman (1) Batman v Superman (1) Batman vs Superman (1) BatmanvSuperman (1) BatmanvsSuperman (1) Bavaria (1) Beaufort Dinning (1) Beaufort restaurants (1) Beets recipe (1) Best Restaurants in Chile (1) Best Restaurants in Santiago (1) BlackJack BBQ (1) Border Springs (1) Bourbon (1) Bourbon Ribs (1) Bourbon Sorghum Glazed Rib Recipe (1) Bread Pudding (1) Bread and Butter pickles (1) Breakfast Recipes (1) Brunch (1) Brunch Recipes (1) Bulleit Bourbon (1) CHSWFF (1) Callie's Charleston Biscuits (1) Captain Morgan (1) Caribbean restaurants (1) Carolina Panters Wings (1) Carolina's (1) Cascades (1) Challah Bread Pudding (1) Challah and Sweet Potato Bread Pudding (1) Charleston BBQ (1) Charleston Breakfast (1) Charleston Culinary Tours (1) Charleston Mixology (1) Charleston Spas (1) Charleston Thai (1) Charleston Vietnamese (1) Chase After A Cure (1) Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (1) Chef Alex Lira (1) Chef Collins (1) Chef Jamilka Borges (1) Chef Marc Collins (1) Chef Sean Brock (1) Chicago dinning (1) Chicago restaurant (1) Chicken Recipes (1) Chicken recipe (1) Chile (1) Chile Restaurants (1) Christmas (1) Chuck Hughes (1) Circa 1886 (1) Co Restaurant (1) Coda del Pesce (1) Cook it Raw (1) Cook it Raw Charleston (1) Cook it Raw Charleston 2013 (1) Copenhagen Street Food (1) Cork (1) Crab Mac n cheese (1) Crab and pancetta mac n cheese (1) Crab mac and cheese (1) Crock Pot Chicken (1) Crock Pot Recipes (1) Croque Madame (1) Croque Madame Muffin (1) Crown Royal (1) DC (1) DC Food (1) DC Restaurants (1) David Chang (1) Dawn of Justice (1) Denarau Island (1) Denarau Restaurants (1) Diners Drive-ins and Dives (1) Dinners Drive ins and Dives (1) DishCrawl Charleston (1) Downtown Chalreston (1) Easy Chicken Recipes (1) Eat Seattle (1) Eater (1) Egg Recipes (1) Fat Hen (1) Fat and Juicy (1) Fiji (1) Fiji Destination (1) Fiji Vacation (1) Fiji dinning (1) Fine Dinning Associations (1) Firefly Moonshine (1) Folly beach (1) Folly beach restaurants (1) Food Truck (1) Food Trucks (1) Fuel (1) Fuel Restaurant (1) Garde Manger (1) George Dickel (1) George Mendes (1) Glasgow (1) Glasgow restaurants (1) Good Eats (1) Grill 225 (1) Ground Turkey (1) Ground Turkey Tacos (1) Guerrilla Dinner (1) Guy Fieri (1) HCG recipe (1) Heart (1) Heart Woodfire Grill (1) Heirloom Book Company (1) High Cotton (1) High Wire (1) High Wire Distillery (1) Holiday Desserts (1) Honey Garlic Chicken (1) Honey Garlic Crock Pot Chicken (1) Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken (1) Hot 11 (1) Hot dogs (1) Icicle Canyon (1) Instant Pot Korean (1) Instant Pot Korean Recipes (1) Instant Pot Risotto (1) Instant Pot Shrimp risotto (1) Instant pot thai chicken bowls (1) Italian food (1) Italian food in Scotland (1) Jamaican restaurant (1) James Beard (1) John T Edge (1) John's Island (1) Josh Keeler (1) Kaminsky's. Charleston Dinning (1) Kitchen 208 (1) Korean (1) Korean Beef Bowl (1) Korean Recipes (1) Last Supper (1) Leavenworth (1) Liquor (1) Lowcountry Bistro (1) Mac and cheese (1) Mac n cheese (1) Magnus Nilsson (1) Manchester Farms Quail (1) Mango Salsa (1) Mango Salsa recipe (1) Mango-Avocado Salsa recipe (1) Mellow Mushroom (1) Mellow Mushroom Charleston (1) Michael Ruhlman (1) Mock Tacos (1) Montreal (1) Montreal Restaurants (1) Mornay Sauce (1) Mushroom Risotto (1) Nadina (1) Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant (1) Nadina Denarau Island (1) Nadina Fiji (1) North Charleston restaurants (1) O Paprico (1) Occidental DC (1) Occidental Grill Seafood (1) Othello (1) Othello Restaurants (1) Oyster Bay (1) Oysters (1) Pho (1) Pickled Red Onions (1) Pickled Red onion recipe (1) Pittsburgh (1) Pittsburgh Food (1) Pittsburgh Restaurants (1) Pizza (1) Pizza recipe (1) Porto Restaurants (1) Portugese restaurants (1) Republic Reign (1) Rib Recipe (1) Ribs (1) Rigs Pigs and Swigs (1) Robert Irvine (1) Robert Irvine's Eat (1) Roti Rolls (1) Ruhlman's 20 (1) Runaway Bay Restaurant (1) Ryan Condon (1) Salted Bourbon Caramel (1) Santiago Restaurants (1) Scotland (1) Scott's BBQ (1) Scottish cuisine (1) Scottish food (1) Seafood (1) Seattle Food (1) Seattle Pho (1) Seattle Restaurants (1) Seattle Tourism (1) Seattle Tours (1) Seattle trip ideas (1) Sepia (1) Shrimp fried rice (1) Slow Cooker Chicken (1) Slow Cooker Recipes (1) Smoky Oak Taproom (1) Sorghum (1) South American Restaurants (1) South Bend (1) South Bend Wa (1) South Bend Washington (1) South Seattle (1) Southern Cuisine (1) Southern Foodways Alliance (1) Southern Soul BBQ (1) Stars Restaurant Rooftop & Grill room (1) Steak (1) Sugar Bob's Finest Kind (1) Sugaree's Bakery (1) Summerville restaurants (1) Super Bowl (1) Superman (1) Sweet Potato Bread Pudding (1) Taco Recipes (1) Taco Seasoning (1) Teriyaki chicken (1) Thai (1) The Cocktail Club (1) The Cooking Gene (1) The Fat Hen (1) The Grocery (1) The Macintosh (1) The Ordinary (1) The Pour House (1) The Southern General (1) The Warehouse (1) The Wich Doctor (1) The Woodlands (1) The strip District (1) Turkey Lettuce wraps (1) Vasa Museum (1) Vietnamese restaurants Seattle (1) Vitamix recipe (1) Wa Seafood (1) Washington DC Dinning (1) Weekend in Charleston (1) What to do in Seattle (1) Willapa (1) Willapa Bay (1) Wings (1) Zagat (1) bacon and pear pizza recipe (1) bacon recipe (1) burger cook off (1) butternut squash soup (1) cooking bacon (1) cooking bacon in water (1) curing bacon (1) fiji restaurants (1) gin (1) haggis (1) healthy risotto (1) instapot (1) instapot thai chicken bowl (1) intstapot recipes (1) low calorie (1) low calorie risotto (1) low sodium risotto (1) making bacon (1) mayo recipe (1) moto (1) mushroom and barley risotto (1) orzo mac n cheese (1) pear recipe (1) pickles (1) recipe (1) recipes (1) risotto recipes (1) rum (1) shrimp risotto (1) soup (1) thai chicken (1)