Simple and delicious Korean style beef rice bowl with radish is cooked in a rice cooker. Serve with soy chili sauce dressing. This recipe makes a healthy one dish meal with hardly any effort.


 Radish beef rice in a bowl.

No vitamins are better than fall radishes. So eat your radishes now!!!” Every fall my mother forced to feed us radishes. Radish soup, radish salad, radish kimchi, … and the radish rice – the worst one. I HATED it.

I don’t think radish is kids friendly vegetable at all. It is bitter and peppery. If you cook them they get mushy…,  and kids ain’t like mushy stuff. However my tongue has constantly been evolved. I love these peppery radishes now. I finally became a grown-up, hallelujah!

Green Radish vs Korean Radish

The Korean radish, if you can find them, are at their peak in the fall. They are sweet to eat as raw and turn into mellow flavor when cooked. I craved the radish rice that I hated as child.

I searched for my Korean radishes in Kuala Lumpur, but alas…! No where to be found. Instead I chose green radish – simply out of curiosity. Have you seen green radishes?

Green radish

This guy is totally green inside out. He is more peppery. So my verdict is; go with Korean one!

 Korean radish.

Here is my fabulous Mr. Korea that I used for my beef radish soup last year. If you are unlucky to find him, then, use Daikon radish instead. 

In reality any radish will work. I mean they all get cooked into mushy stage but Korean radish will bring sweet mellow flavor rather than peppery kick into the dish.

You will like the simplicity of this Radish Beef Rice Bowl – How can you go wrong with simple food? It is cooked in a rice cooker, and makes a healthy rice bowl dish without much effort. 

How to make Radish Beef Rice Bowl in a Rice Cooker

Ingredients for beef radish rice bowl.

Grab your typical Korean pantry stuff; soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, Korean chili flakes, rice wine, green onion, garlic, radish, a little piece of beef, and a little bit of sugar that I missed in the photo.

Beef julienned thinly.

First, time to shine your cutting skills. Cut beef into thin matchsticks (cross grain).

Beef seasoned with soy sauce and garlic.

Add soy sauce, garlic, sugar and sesame oil to them…

Hand tossing beef with seasoning.

and toss them together with your hand. Set aside.

Green radish peeled.

Here is Mr. Green without his jacket. He reminds me of Mr. Oz in some place over the rainbow.

Green radish sliced.

Slice him into 1/4″ thick matchsticks.

Rice with water in a pot.

Get your rice ready to cook. I mixed white and brown rice together.
You will need less water than usual since radishes will yield lots of moisture.

Sliced radish over rice.

Put radishes on top of rice…

Beef added to rice and radish.

and the beef on top of radishes. Just scatter them around.

Rice cooker cooking the dish.

Cook them together in the rice cooker. See! how simple is that? Now go sit down and watch your favorite food network shows for 20 minutes.

Green onion chopped.

When your rice cooker is sending you a signal. Chop a green onion,

Topping sauce mixed in a bowl.

mix with other dressing ingredients. You will like to use lots of sesame oil.

Beef radish rice cooked in a rice cooker.

Go unveil your rice cooker and you will see this. Then you will want to toss them.

Scorched rice on the bottom.

When you toss them, you will find the nice rice “fond (like the kind in Paella)” on the bottom – a flavorful rice crust.

Rice paddle mixing rice, beef, and radish.

Gently toss all together. I can see my white rice, brwon rice, radishes, and beef, all mingled and harmonized. Beautiful!!!

Beef radish rice placed in a serving bowl.

Scoop into your rather large serving bowl because you will want to mix them with the dressing when you serve.

Beef radish rice mixed with sauce in a bowl.

What a great mixing job! The green radish was slightly bitter but enjoyable. The beef is tender, of course.

A simple meal, healthy and satisfying, mothers are always right. “EAT YOUR RADISHES!”

radish and beef rice bowl dish is cooked in a rice cooker and served with sauce

Radish Beef Rice Bowl (Rice Cooker Recipe)

Simple and delicious Korean style beef rice bowl with radish is cooked in a rice cooker. Serve with soy chili sauce dressing. It makes a healthy one dish meal with hardly any effort.
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  • 1 lb Korean radish or daikon
  • 1/3 lb beef (any cut), cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp sweet rice wine (mirim)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup short grain white rice
  • 1 cup short grain brown rice
  • 2 cup water

For dressing sauce



  • In a small mixing bowl, combine beef with soy sauce, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, and rice wine. Toss them well and set aside.
  • Peel the radish and slice into 1/4-inch thick matchsticks.
  • Wash and rinse rice, drain. Place rice in the rice cooker with 2 cups water. Place radishes and marinated beef on top of rice. Cook rice in the normal setting of your rice cooker.
  • Meanwhile combine dressing sauce ingredients. When rice is ready, toss them gently to mix. Scoop into a serving bowl and drizzle 1 Tbsp of dressing on top and mix them well. Serve warm.
Serving: 3g
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