Savory Korean Beef & Rice


  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ginger root
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds
  • Combine Rice Mixture ingredients in an IP-friendly casserole. Set aside.
  • Add ground beef to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  • Brown the meat until no pink remains, breaking up as you go. Drain any liquids.
  • Add remaining Beef Mixture ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Insert a steam rack or riser and carefully lower casserole onto the riser.
  • Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  • Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 8 minutes.
  • When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the casserole from the pot and fluff rice with a fork.
  • Remove the riser and stir the beef mixture. Serve beef over rice garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.
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