Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap


Dol sot bi bim bap is Korean for hot stone bowl with mixed rice — oh, and vegetables, meat, and egg. My go-to favorite Korean dish, next to haemul pajeon and bulgogi. I'm a big carnivore, so my version has about 25% more meat than the traditional version.

Prep Time:
1 hr
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs


  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup minced garlic

  • cup chopped green onion

  • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 20 ounces rib-eye steak, sliced thin

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 cups uncooked glutinous (sticky) white rice, rinsed

  • 6 ½ cups water

  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 pound fresh spinach, washed and chopped

  • 12 ounces cucumber, julienned

  • 12 ounces carrots, julienned

  • sesame oil

  • 8 ounces fresh bean sprouts

  • 6 eggs, fried

  • 6 sheets nori, crumbled

  • 6 tablespoons sesame oil

  • ¼ cup chili bean paste (Kochujang)


  1. Combine soy sauce, sugars, garlic, green onions, and sesame seeds in a large bowl; add sliced beef strips to marinade and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  2. Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover; simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place 6 Korean stone bowls in the oven.

  4. Combine shiitake mushrooms and 1/2 cup hot water in a small bowl; soak until pliable, about 10 minutes. Trim off and discard stems. Thinly slice caps and set aside.

  5. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add spinach to water just long enough to wilt leaves, then drain and pat dry. Set aside.

  6. Combine cucumber and carrots in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  7. Preheat a wok over medium-high heat.

  8. Cook and stir carrots and cucumbers in a small amount of sesame oil in the wok until softened. Remove from the wok and set aside. Add a small amount of sesame oil to the wok; cook and stir spinach in sesame oil for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove spinach from the wok and set aside. Add meat strips and marinade to the wok; cook, stirring frequently, until liquid reduces in volume, about 4 to 5 minutes.

  9. Transfer the stone bowls from the oven to a suitable heat-resistant surface. Brush each bowl with sesame oil to coat. Divide rice into the bowls and gently pack to the bottom (the rice should sizzle as you arrange). Arrange cucumbers, carrots, bean sprouts, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, and beef mixture over each portion of rice.

  10. Add one fried egg to each bowl, drizzle with 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and top with nori. Serve Kochujang sauce as a condiment.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute zucchini for cucumber.

For dol sot bi bim bap, you can either fry the egg and place it on top or add the raw egg yolk on top right before serving to allow the person eating to mix it in.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

937 Calories
38g Fat
121g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 937
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 220mg 73%
Sodium 1517mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 121g 44%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 290mg 22%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 1572mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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