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Honey Garlic Beef Rice Bowls

Honey garlic beef rice bowls have juicy shredded beef, crunchy carrots and bell peppers, and a tangy sesame vinaigrette. Served cold, they work well for meal prep or for a simple dinner.
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 454kcal


  • ¾ cup basmati rice uncooked

Sesame vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce I use reduced sodium
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Rice bowls

  • 2 cups honey garlic beef
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • 2 small cucumbers julienned (roughly 2 cups)
  • 1 bell pepper julienned
  • sesame seeds optional; to garnish


  • Cook rice according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  • Shake together all vinaigrette ingredients.
  • Gently reheat the honey garlic beef in a frying pan on medium heat. Use tongs to stir and turn the beef until warmed through.
  • Divide the rice, vegetables, beef and crispy wontons between 4 bowls, and top with dressing and sesame seeds.



Leftover rice bowls may be stored in the vinaigrette in the fridge for up to 4 days. You’ll want to leave the cucumbers off.
Meal prep
  • Carrots and bell peppers may be pre-chopped up to 4 days ahead; avoid pre-chopping the cucumbers
  • Vinaigrette may be prepared up to 2 weeks ahead
  • Rice may be cooked at most 4 days ahead
  • Beef may be cooked up to 4 days ahead and store in the fridge (or in the freezer for 3 months)
Rice safety
Since we are not reheating the rice, we want to be extra careful for food safety reasons. Refrigerate the rice within 2 hours of cooking and do not let it sit out at room temperature for long periods of time.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6099IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg