Korean Food: Beef Fist-Bap (소고기 주먹밥) Recipe Video


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In1 Hr 25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings15
Main IngredientInterest Group


Main ingredients:
 Ground beef3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Cooked rice2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Chopped zucchini1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped finely
 Chopped potato1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped finely
 Finely chopped onion1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Sweet peppers1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
 Finely chopped carrot1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
 Sesame seeds1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cooking oil1⁄2 Teaspoon (Optional)
 Dried seaweed3 , powdered (To roll the rice balls) (Optional)
Beef ingredients:
 Soy sauce1 Tablespoon
 Dark brown sugar1 Tablespoon
 Minced garlic1 Tablespoon
 Green onion1 Tablespoon, chopped finely
 Sesame oil1 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon


1. Take a bowl and combine the beef with soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, green onions, sesame oil, black pepper and mix well. Keep it aside to marinate while we prepare the other ingredients.
2. In a heated pan brown the marinated beef. Add the vegetables and fry for about 5 minutes on medium high heat. You can add a little bit of cooking oil in this step if needed.
3. Take a big bowl and add 2 1/2 cups of cooked rice in it. Then add the beef and vegetable mixture and mix them gently. For extra flavor add some seasoning by sprinkling salt, sesame seeds and sesame oil.

4. Make firm balls of rice with a spoonful of rice. Touch your palms with a little bit of water or oil while working on the rice balls.
5. You can also cover the rice balls with dried seaweed, but in this case you must reduce the amount of salt added as the dried seaweed is salty.

6. Serve with soy bean paste soup and kimchi.

Editors Review

Looking for an easy way to use up leftover cooked rice? Try this unique Korean rice ball. This is a rather cute and pretty way to serve rice. Watch Aeri make these Korean rice balls, very similar to Japanese Ongiri. It makes a wonderful lunch box snack or an attractive and easy summer party appetizer! Since it has different kinds of vegetables and seasoned beef, you do not need many other side dishes, but it is a great match with soybean paste soup and kimchi.