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Beef and Rice Bowls (Vertical Diet)

Beef and rice bowls are hearty, flavorful dishes that combine tender beef, savory seasonings, and fluffy rice. This recipe creates a delicious and fulfilling meal, perfect for busy individuals seeking a quick and satisfying dish.

This meal can be used as part of a vertical diet.

Key Takeaways

  • Appeals To: Individuals looking for a convenient yet fulfilling meal option.
  • Estimated Duration: Approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: This dish provides a balanced combination of protein from beef and carbohydrates from rice, offering a wholesome meal option.

About This Recipe

This recipe brings together succulent beef slices with aromatic rice, complemented by a fusion of flavors from various ingredients. It’s a versatile dish that can be customized according to personal preferences.

Equipment Required

  • Large skillet or frying pan
  • Cooking pot with a lid
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Wooden spoon or spatula


  • Beef:
    • 1 pound (450g) beef sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced
  • Rice:
    • 1 ½ cups (300g) white or brown rice
  • Vegetables:
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 bell peppers (any color), sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sauce:
    • ¼ cup (60ml) soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon (15ml) honey or brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon (5ml) sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon (5ml) grated ginger
  • Garnish:
    • Sesame seeds
    • Chopped green onions


  1. Prepare the Rice:
  • Rinse the rice thoroughly. Cook according to package instructions.
  1. Marinate the Beef:
  • In a bowl, combine the sliced beef with soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey (or brown sugar), sesame oil, and grated ginger. Set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  1. Cook the Vegetables:
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a splash of oil and sauté the sliced onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic until tender. Remove and set aside.
  1. Cook the Beef:
  • In the same skillet, cook the marinated beef slices until browned and cooked through, for about 3-4 minutes per side.
  1. Combine:
  • Mix the cooked vegetables with the beef in the skillet. Stir in the sauce mixture and cook for an additional minute, allowing the flavors to meld.
  1. Assemble:
  • Serve the beef and vegetable mixture over a bed of rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

Side Dishes

  • Steamed broccoli or bok choy
  • Pickled cucumbers or radishes

Storage Options

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Use chicken or tofu as a substitute for beef.
  • Tamari can replace soy sauce for a gluten-free option.
  • Maple syrup or agave nectar can substitute for honey.

Alternatives to This Meal

  • Beef and rice bowls can be customized with various vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, or snow peas.
  • Try different types of rice such as jasmine rice or quinoa for a diverse flavor profile.

If you’re interested in following the vertical diet, you may also be interested in Spinach and Steak Salad and Turkey and Rice Soup


Beef and rice bowls are a versatile, quick, and flavorful meal option that can be adapted to suit different tastes. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, this dish offers a delicious homemade meal for any occasion.