Yu Mi Rou Rou (Corn and beef)

This was one of the first posts that appeared on my blog in 2010 (!) But now, with an updated picture and some better instructions. This is obviously a very flexible dish and you should use whatever ratios of meat:corn you like..Just don’t add too much soy sauce, because you don’t want brown looking corn. ENJOY!
This dish reminds me of elementary school. My childhood friend Ashley and I loved this dish, and would always be excited if one person or the other had it in their lunch. It was definitely considered a “good” lunch to get.

It’s a very simple dish, and I hope you will be as excited to eat it as we 7 year olds were! “Rou rou” was the kid-friendly way to say meat, which is just “rou,” and it’s hard to call this by the ‘grown up’ name, so say it with me- yu mi rou rou!

yu mi rou rou

Hello, favorite windowsill of mine 😑

Also, I must apologize for the lack of recipe posts lately..My sister and niece visited over Labor Day Weekend, and I’ve been actually cooking lots, and actually hanging out with more people. There was also this one week I was so tired that I didn’t feel like doing much after I made dinner, except sleep πŸ™ I also recently picked up knitting again and also started listening to TheΒ  Count of Monte Cristo on ebook and doing more than just blog and cook…Anyway, with the Foldio2 that Mr. ABC Chef got me, I’m hopefully more prepared for winter and lack of daylight than I was last year! Thank you, dear husband of mine πŸ˜€

This picture is from several weeks ago, when I got almost 10 ears of corn in CSA, and reminisced about how good corn and beef go together, and resolved to buy beef and make this. I’m really sad I wasn’t able to get this post out until now, whereas it probably would have come in handy weeks ago!Β  I also can’t believe it’s almost fall now and corn is probably almost done, if not already done for the season πŸ™ Hopefully, you will still be inspired to make this with whatever corn is still being sold, or with whatever nice stash of corn in the freezer you have from your CSA!

Β Yu Mi Rou Rou
(~2 servings, or ~1 serving if you’re only eating this and rice)


Ground Beef and Corn

2 cups corn kernels: canned, frozen, or fresh
1/2 lb ground beef (any %)
A few dashes of soy sauce
Salt (optional)
1 stalk green onion, minced (optional)


1) Heat a pan over medium heat, and add just enough oil to coat the pan. Add the beef in, and break into little pieces quickly.

2) When the meat is 50-75% done (judge this by the proportion of pink to brown meat), add the corn and continue to sautee.

3) Turn the heat up, and stir fry on hot until meat has completely browned. Add soy sauce, and if you wish, salt according to taste.

4) After turning the heat off, stir in the green onions.

yu mi rou rou

A picture from the 2010 archives..!


  1. Kate

    This recipe is great, thank you! So tasty and very easy to throw together. I lived in Taiwan and China when I was very young and I have been missing these types of simple, homestyle foods that you can’t find in restaurants. I am slowly making my way through your recipes and converting my husband as we go! Please keep posting recipes!

    • Megan

      Hi Kate,
      I’m so glad you liked the beef and corn! It’s even better in the summer when you can shuck fresh corn πŸ˜€ Thanks for the feedback and encouragement! Let me know if there are specific homestyle foods you miss, and I can do my best to get a good recipe up :d

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