Beef Bulgogi is the mid-week ultimate dinner

The actual meaning of bulgogi in Korean translates to ‘fire meat’ that is essentially a beef cut, either sirloin or rib eye, that is marinated and then cooked on a stove-top griddle or stir-fried. This recipe is a twist that involves beef mince cooked in a spicy sauce that is the marinade for the bulgogi dish. Served with fluffy Jasmine rice and some pickled cucumber, onion and carrot.


Jasmine Rice

The fragrant rice of Thailand that when cooked perfectly, you get this fluffy texture of the perfect side dish.

Beef Mince

Good quality beef mince is the alternative and cheaper source of protein for this recipe.




  • 1KG Beef Mince
  • 1 Package of Golden Sun Thai Jasmine Premium Long-Grain Rice
  • 1 bunch of spring onions (chopped)
  • 1 bunch coriander (picked and chopped)
  • 2-3 cucumbers (peeled with a peeler making long thin slices from top to end)
  • 2-3 carrots (same as cucumbers)
  • 1 red onion (cut in 4)
  • 1 red onion (sliced)
  • 1 pear (sliced)
  • 3 limes (juiced)
  • 50g fresh ginger (grated)
  • 3 red chilies (with seeds)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper



Recipe Preparation 

  1. Place the pear, onions, ginger, chilies, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, and chopped coriander in a blender. Blitz until smooth.
  2. Place the cut cucumber, carrot and sliced onion in a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 15 seconds 4 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add the liquid to the vegetables and let stand for 15 minutes in the fridge.
  3. In a medium saucepan, place 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water to heat. When it comes to a boil lower the heat and cook the rice following the package instructions.
  4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. In with the olive oil and the beef mince. Cook the meat until is cooked (about 7 minutes) and then add the mixture from the blender. Stir, lower the heat and add a splash of water. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  5. To serve, place the rice in the bottom of a bowl, add the mince and add some of the pickled veggies. Sprinkle some  coriander.
  6. Enjoy

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