I love the spicy, savory taste of Korean bibimbap, but I couldn't find a recipe here. I looked online and talked to some Korean friends, and this was the result. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I have! To eat, just mix everything in the bowl together and enjoy with Korean hot chile sauce!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
2 bowls


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 5 tablespoons sesame oil, divided, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • ½ pound beef brisket, thinly sliced, or to taste

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • salt to taste

  • 1 small yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 cup bean sprouts

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 4 leaves red leaf lettuce, cut widthwise into strips

  • 1 daikon radish, peeled and cut into matchsticks

  • 2 green onions, chopped (Optional)


  1. Mix soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger together in a bowl. Add beef brisket and cover with plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator for for 30 minutes.

  2. Rinse rice until water turns clear. Pour into a rice cooker and add 1 1/2 cups water. Seal and select setting according to manufacturer's instructions; cook until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Keep warm.

  3. Place mushrooms in a bowl of warm water. Soak for 20 minutes.

  4. Coat eggplant with salt on all sides and allow to 'sweat,' about 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

  5. Squeeze the water out of the re-hydrated shiitake mushrooms and slice into 1/4-inch strips.

  6. Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute mushrooms until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a covered plate to keep warm.

  7. Saute eggplant in the same skillet until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the mushrooms.

  8. Place squash in the hot skillet; cook and stir until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add to the plate with the eggplant and mushrooms; keep vegetables warm.

  9. Saute carrots and broccoli in the skillet until slightly tender, about 6 minutes. Transfer to the plate with rest of the vegetables.

  10. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sprouts and cook uncovered until tender but still crispy, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  11. Heat the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add marinated beef slices and saute until nicely browned and lightly pink in the center, about 7 minutes.

  12. Place approximately 1 cup cooked rice in each bowl. Season with remaining sesame oil and vinegar. Pat rice down with a spoon to make a mound. Cover with a bed of lettuce. Add small mounds of cooked mushrooms, eggplant, squash, carrots, and broccoli on the lettuce around the edge of the bowl. Place beef in the center.

  13. Heat the skillet over medium heat. Break eggs into skillet and season with salt. Cook until whites are just set and yolks are slightly runny, about 3 minutes. Place a sunnyside-up egg on top of the beef in each bowl. Top with radish and green onion.

Cook's Notes:

If you can get to a Korean market, the prices on the listed items are much lower than in a conventional grocery store.

I would like to try this with kosari (fern brakes) sometime, as I love the flavor, but I haven't undertaken the seemingly daunting task of preparing the dried ones as of yet.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1358 Calories
57g Fat
185g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g 73%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 1666mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 185g 67%
Dietary Fiber 24g 87%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 107mg 534%
Calcium 229mg 18%
Iron 11mg 59%
Potassium 2942mg 63%

* 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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