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Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl – Easy Meal Recipe For Beginners

Love rice bowls? This Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl recipe is quick & easy and comes out so delicious in under 30 minutes from prep to end!

Rice bowls make such delicious meals especially when you don’t know what to make for lunch or dinner.

It’s basically just rice with all sorts of toppings.

This Thai Beef Bowl has flavourful spiced beef with aromatic jasmine rice and vegetables.

Get a taste of Thailand with this Ninja Speedi recipe!

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Thai Beef Rice Bowl

Thai cuisine is known for flavourful dishes with a combination of sweet, spicy, tangy and umami.

Most bowl recipes start with a base grain like rice, potatoes, quinoa, etc.

Since rice is the primary food staple in Thailand, it’s no brainer to use Thai jasmine rice which is considered one of the world’s most delicious varieties of rice.

Though pork and chicken are the more popular meat in Thailand, I like beef more and feel it gives more flavour to the rice bowl.

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Why Make Thai Beef Bowl With Ninja Speedi

With the Ninja Speedi, you can make a good rice bowl dish in one shot.

Similar to the Ninja Speedi Italian Meatball Soup, you’ll have the rice at the bottom and the beef mixture on top.

The spiced beef gets air fried to provide a crispy dimension to the rice bowl.

Air frying keeps the juices inside the beef as it sears the outside.

And the rice gets extra flavourful because, as the beef steams in the beginning, the beef fat and some juices would fall from the crisper tray to the inner pot where the rice and vegetables lies, infusing the them with the juices.

You’re going to love this Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl!

Want more recipes? Check out this list of best Ninja Speedi recipes!

Ninja Speedi Thai Beef and Rice on Bowl

What Makes This Ninja Speedi Recipe So Good?

This is why the Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl recipe is so good:

  • Easy Recipe: This quick and easy meal is pretty much “dump and push start” recipe.
  • Set and Forget: Once you’ve placed the ingredients, the Ninja Speedi does the rest without you having to do anything until it’s done. This gives you more time to do other things while you wait.
  • Easy Cleaning: This rice bowl recipe works with Ninja Speedi out of the box, and the Ninja Speedi is very easy to clean after.
  • Flexible: Though I made I used Thai Jasmine rice and beef, it doesn’t need to be! You can basically use this recipe as guide for your own Ninja Speedi Thai rice bowl recipe by changing meat, herbs, spices, rice, etc.
  • Homemade: Surprise your family and friends with this amazing rice bowl that’s so easy to make! If you want to reduce further steps or time, you can use frozen meatballs or beef patties instead of homemade beef.
  • Meal Prep: The Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl is perfect for meal prepping since it’s kind of like a fried rice that you can make in big batches, store in tupperwares and reheat as needed.
Thai Beef Bowl on Ninja Speedi pot

What You Need For Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl


I used the Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer for this recipe, which makes it easy to steam and air fry together.

Ninja Speedi is such a unique air fryer type because its Speedi Meals feature allows you to make “steamed then air fried” meals in one shot with its dual layer rapid cooker functionality.

So you can have your steamed food (the rice) at the bottom and air fried food (the beef) on top, cooking at the same time.

You can also use Ninja Speedi accessories like air fryer pot so you can remove and eat from the pot directly, or the gripper to easily help you remove the crisper tray.

Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer with Pot and Crisper Tray


Uncooked Rice, Soy Sauce, White Wine Vinegar, Carrots, Minced Garlic, Shanghai Bok Choy, Green Onions, on Ninja Speedi Pot

How To Make Thai Beef Bowl in the Ninja Speedi

Here’s how to make the quick and easy Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Rice Bowl.

Rinse the rice on the Ninja Speedi pot.

Add water to the rice.

Rinsed Jasmine Rice on Ninja Speedi Pot

Chop the bok choy and add to the pot.

Dice the carrot and add to the pot.

Mince the garlic and add to the pot.

Uncooked Rice with Carrots, Garlic and Bok Choy

Thinly slice the green onion and add to the pot.

You can also only use half of the green onion here, and use the remaining half as toppings after.

Uncooked Rice with Carrots, Minced Garlic, Shanghai Bok Choy, Green Onions

Add soy sauce, white wine vinegar and Thai spice blend to the pot.

Mix everything well until sauce and seasonings combine.

Make sure the rice is fully submerged in the water.

In a bowl, add ground (or minced) beef, minced garlic and Thai spice blend.

Uncooked Rice, Soy Sauce, White Wine Vinegar, Carrots, Minced Garlic, Shanghai Bok Choy, Green Onions,

Mix everything until combined.

Pull out the legs of the Ninja Speedi Crisper Tray.

Place the Crisper Tray on the elevated position in the pot.

Using your damp hands, make 4 beef patties (equally sized) and place them on the corners of the Crisper Tray.

Raw Thai Spiced Beef on Ninja Speedi Crisper Tray

Close the Ninja Speedi lid and turn the unit on.

Flip the switch to Rapid Cooker and select Speedi Meals.

Set the temperature to 350F and time to 12 minutes.

Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer set to Speedi Meals for 12 minutes

Press Start.

Note: It takes around 5-10 minutes to build steam before crisping.

When cooking is complete, use silicone-tipped tongs, anti-scalding gripper or silicone mini gloves to grab the center handle and remove the crisper tray from the Ninja Speedi.

Air fryer Thai spiced beef on Ninja Speedi crisper tray

Drop beef patties on top of rice.

Break the beef patties as you fluff and mix rice with vegetables.

Thai Beef and Savoury Rice on Ninja Speedi pot

Scoop the Thai beef and rice into bowl.

Enjoy this Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl!

Thai spiced beef and rice on bowl

Elevate your Thai Rice Bowl with Toppings

To enhance your Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl, try these toppings:

  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Sriracha Mayo: With 10 ml Sriracha and 50 grams of Mayonnaise, mix both to combine and drizzle on top.
  • Crispy Onion Strings
  • More green onions
  • Sesame Oil
Thai beef and rice bowl with sriracha aioli

Tips for Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl

Here are some tips for the Ninja Speedi Thai Beef & Rice Bowl recipe:

  • Don’t use 100% lean beef so the beef patties don’t become too dry.
  • But also don’t use very fatty ground beef so the rice bowl doesn’t accumulate too much grease.
  • Aim for 70-80% fat so it adds a nice balance of flavour and juiciness.
  • For an even healthier Thai rice bowl, use turkey or chicken instead of beef since they are generally lower in saturated fat than beef.
  • You can use other white rice instead of Jasmine rice.
Thai beef bowl with sriracha mayo

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Can You Use This Speedi Recipe on the Ninja Combi?

You might be wondering if this Ninja Speedi Thai beef bowl recipe will work for the Ninja Combi All-in-One Multicooker, Oven and Air Fryer as well.

I don’t have a Ninja Combi, but, on researching the functionalities and customer feedbacks who have both, here are my findings:

  • Ninja Combi seems to be just an updated version of the Ninja Speedi.
  • The Combi basically has the same features as Ninja Speedi.
  • It’s just that Ninja Combi is bigger and in a oven-style, loading from the front instead of the top.
  • Instead of Speedi Meals, you use Combi Meals function.
  • The Speedi has inner pot and crisper tray and the Ninja Combi has a bottom pan and bake tray for the two-level cooking.
  • Whereas the Speedi is good cooking meals for 1-2 people, the Combi is good for families and parties.
  • Customers who have used both Speedi and Combi say the recipes are interchangeable because of the same setup and features.

So it seems like Ninja Speedi Recipes can be Ninja Combi Recipes. If you’ve tried this beef bowl recipe in both Speedi and Combi, let me know your experience.

Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Rice Bowl Recipe

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Rice bowl with Thai spiced beef and bok choy, jasmine rice and sriracha aioli

Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

This Thai Beef Rice Bowl with Ninja Speedi is so simple and gives you a taste of Thailand! Enjoy aromatic spiced beef and savoury rice with vegetables from this easy Ninja Speedi recipe!



  1. Add rinsed rice on the Ninja Speedi Pot
  2. Add water to rice
  3. Add bok choy, carrot, half the garlic, green onion on top of rice
  4. Add soy sauce, white wine vinegar, and 0.5 tbsp of Thai Spice Blend on top of rice
  5. Combine and mix the rice, making sure all rice is submerged in water
  6. In a small bowl, mix ground beef, half the garlic and remaining Thai Spice Blend
  7. Place crisper tray on elevated position
  8. Make four patties out of the beef mixture and put them on the four corners of crisper tray
  9. Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to RAPID COOKER.
  10. Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 350°F (175°C or 180°C), and set time for 12 minutes.
  11. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approximately 10 minutes before crisping)
  12. Remove crisper tray and put beef on top of the rice
  13. Fluff rice while breaking the beef to mix with rice
  14. Plate the Thai Beef Bowl and Enjoy!


To elevate your Ninja Speedi Thai Beef Bowl:

  • Drizzle with Sriracha Mayo
  • Add chopped peanuts as toppings
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 39g

Please note that nutrition information you see is provided and automatically calculated by Nutritionix. This may vary depending on the specific ingredients that you use. To ensure the most accurate information, I suggest entering your specific ingredients into a nutrition calculator.

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