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Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"Along with kimchi, bibimbap takes its place among the favored foods in Korean cuisine. Literally meaning 'mixed rice,' it's a popular meal consisting of white rice topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang (red chili pepper paste). For those who cannot handle the spiciness (like our children), you can substitute with soy sauce or Sriracha (rooster sauce) in place of it."
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1 h servings 569
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Stir cucumber pieces with 1/4 cup gochujang paste in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Bring about 2 cups of water to a boil in a large nonstick skillet and stir in spinach; cook until spinach is bright green and wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain spinach and squeeze out as much moisture as possible; set spinach aside in a bowl and stir soy sauce into spinach.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in large nonstick skillet and cook and stir carrots until softened, about 3 minutes; stir in garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 1 more minute. Stir in cucumber pieces with gochujang paste; sprinkle with red pepper flakes, and set the mixture aside in a bowl.
  4. Brown beef in a clean nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 5 minutes per side, and set aside. In a separate nonstick skillet, heat 1 more teaspoon olive oil over medium-low heat and fry the eggs just on one side until yolks are runny but whites are firm, 2 to 4 minutes each.
  5. To assemble the dish, divide cooked rice into 4 large serving bowls; top with spinach mixture, a few pieces of beef, and cucumber mixture. Place 1 egg atop each serving. Drizzle each bowl with 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and a small amount of gochujang paste if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 569 calories; 19.3 63 34.9 243 574 Full nutrition

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When made correctly this dish is delicious. If you are considering adding it to your dinner rotation, then I highly recommend taking a trip to your local Asian supermarket. There you will find...

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After the number of very positive reviews, I was disappointed at how bland this dish was. My wife and our brunch guests had the same response. I followed the recipe very carefully.

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When made correctly this dish is delicious. If you are considering adding it to your dinner rotation, then I highly recommend taking a trip to your local Asian supermarket. There you will find...

It's only as good as the gochujang you use!

Great recipe, my mother used to make this when I was younger. The only thing I changed was I added some yellow pickled radish and wrapped it in seaweed. yummy

It's a great recipe and also authentic. The sauce for bibimbap could be a key to make the dish delicious.

This is excellent, very much like the real thing. I used pork marinated and cooked in Korean Barbeque sauce.

LOVE! Made a few small changes: Used Sriracha instead of the Korean hot pepper paste, added pickled radish on top, seasoned the beef with salt and red chili flakes while cooking, omitted the ses...

Used to love the stone bowl bibimbap places when I lived in Korea and got a craving for it, this is a great recipe I also add bean sprouts, and sometimes make it with chicken

I added had pickled vegetables, notably bean sprouts and cucumbers in vinegar with sugar. This added a lot of "zip" to the recipe. Also, be careful not to overcook the egg. You want the egg to ...

This recipe is delicious as is but is also easy to alter to your taste. You can easily change the meat and use pork or even chicken although I prefer beef. The veggies are easy to add or substit...