Meal Prep: Beef and Broccoli with Rice

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Rated 5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
Meal Prep: Beef and Broccoli with Rice
Meal Prep: Beef and Broccoli with Rice


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup green onions (green and light green part only), thinly sliced
  • sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Bring rice and water to a boil together in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and cook until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha.
  3. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high. Cook ground beef and garlic, using your spoon to crumble beef as it cooks, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain excess fat from beef and return pan to heat.
  4. Stir in broccoli, green onions, cooked rice, and soy sauce mixture until well combined; cook, stirring frequently, until broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Divide mixture into 4 sealable meal containers; garnish with sesame seeds.
  6. Store refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Mealthy tip:

While this is presented as a "meal prep" idea, you can just as easily serve it immediately upon completion for a tasty dinner for four! It is always a family-friendly hit!


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Laura Griffin says:

This beef and broccoli meal prep was really delicious, and also really filling! Such a quick and easy recipe! It's also really budget friendly! I was spending so much money eating out every day, I'm so glad to meal prep now!

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Greg Jones says:

This is one of my favorite meal prep recipes because it's simple, quick, and budget friendly. You don't have to use a fancy cut of meat to enjoy this dish.

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Becca Dielio says:

Sauce is amazingly easy and tasty. Good for almost any stir fry recipe

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Chaz Norwood says:

I made this recipe but found myself having to use a lot of soy sauce to really get the flavor I like. Then it was a little salty, so next time I may go with low sodium soy sauce or tamari. Still, I like the use of ground beef because it’s budget friendly.