Introduction: Spicy Beef & Cured Yolk Rice Bowl

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This rice bowl is real easy to make and tastes great too. The cured egg was new for me, but is brilliant. It tasted really good in the rice bowl and had just the right amount of spiciness. This recipe can also be found at



4 eggs

½ cup soy sauce

¼ cup gochujang/Korean chili paste

3 tbsp honey

4 cloves garlic, smashed

2 scallions

2 tsp minced ginger

1 pound ground beef

4 tsp cornstarch

2 tbsp oil

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

cooked jasmine rice

chives, chopped (optional)

Step 1: Combine Curing Sauce

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Combine the soy sauce, gochujang, and honey in a small bowl to make the curing sauce.

Step 2: Add Garlic

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Add the garlic.

Step 3: Separate Yolks

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Separate the egg yolks from the whites.

Step 4: Add Egg Yolks

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Gently add the yolks to the curing sauce, cover with plastic-wrap, and refrigerate for 8-10 hours.

Step 5: Remove Yolks From Marinade

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Remove the egg yolks from the curing sauce and set aside.

Step 6: Puree Curing Sauce

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Puree the curing sauce, scallion, and ginger until smooth.

Step 7: Combine Beef and Cornstarch

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Combine the ground beef and cornstarch.

Step 8: Heat Sesame Oil

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Heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Step 9: Cook the Ground Beef

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Add the ground beef and black pepper and cook until slightly browned.

Step 10: Add Pureed Curing Sauce

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Add 5 tbsp of the pureed curing sauce and stir to combine.

Step 11: Reduce Sauce

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Continue to cook for a few min until the sauce has reduced and becomes thick.

Step 12: Serve Over Rice

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Serve the spicy beef over the cooked basmati rice topped with a cured yolk and chives.


Tura Street (author)2016-11-07

That looks extremely delicious. It makes me hungry.

Hope you get a chance to try it. My family loves it!

pleasedontspamme (author)2016-09-24

Would Sriracha work instead of gochujang?

I haven't tried it, but it seems like it would produce a different flavor. I purchased the gochujang from

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