20 Minute Thai Beef Rice Bowl Recipe

Chef Mario Limaduran
Chef Mario Limaduran

While I was writing this recipe, I was also testing other Trifecta beef inspired recipes - I had to hold back in my deep love for Asian flavors to provide you with a wider range of options. That's how much I love Asian flavor profiles. 

As well, bowls are incredibly versatile and can be adjusted to increase or decrease, add or substitute any ingredient to fit your dietary lifestyle and caloric needs. On a Keto diet? Perfect, substitute the rice with some keto cauliflower rice. Looking at building muscle mass? Add 2 or 3 extra servings of rice to increase caloric intake and feed those working muscles! 


The sauce will do its job and dress the bowl entirely. I suggest using Trifecta's white rice, but feel free to use Trifecta's brown rice and add any extra vegetable your heart desires. I suggest adding Trifecta's broccoli. Have fun and enjoy!

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20 Minute Thai Beef Rice Bowl

Cook time: 15 min
Prep time: 5 min
Yield: 4
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Don’t get scared by the extra ingredients in this recipe. They are all there to build a delicious sauce and flavor profile. We called the recipe a ‘20 minute’ recipe, but it may take you less. Up for the challenge? Here we go!


  • 16 ounces or 4 Trifecta beef patties, crumbled
  • 1 ⅓ cup Trifecta white rice
  • 1 cup Shredded carrots, store-bought
  • 1 cup Trifecta broccoli


  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, low sodium tamari or liquid aminos
  • 2/3 cup sambal oelek
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. In a saucepan, quickly bring fish sauce, sesame oil, honey, lime juice, low sodium tamari/soy sauce, and sambal oelek up to a boil, reduce to simmer slightly and mix to incorporate all ingredients. All ingredients should come together in 3 minutes tops. If sauce is too loose, simmer for an extra 2 minutes, but avoid simmering down the sauce excessively to a thick syrup. We want a sauce that will coat the protein evenly. Think of the body of running maple, just slightly loser in body.
  2. Crumble the beef patties with your hands and add them to the saucepan with the simmering sauce. Add the carrots and Trifecta broccoli as well.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes or until completely warmed through. Keep warm, avoiding the bottom from burning and adjusting heat as needed. If sauce becomes too thick, add a splash of stock or water.
  4. Warm rice and divide into four bowls by plating ⅓ cup on each.
  5. Plate 4-5 ounces of beef and sauce mix on each plate. You may have residual beef mix, as the volume increases when carrots and broccoli are added. Distribute amongst the four bowls evenly. Garnish with sesame seeds, chives, and scallions if desired!

Nutrition facts

serves 4
Calories Per Serving: 520
% Daily Value
21% Total Fat 16g
33% Cholesterol 100mg
23% Sodium 540mg
18% Total Carbohydrate 49g
Sugars 28g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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