Bi bim bap is one of my favorite Korean dishes. You have a little bit of everything in one bowl: veggies, meat, rice, hot sauce. Every bi bim bap bowl is different- it depends what you want in it or what restaurant you go to. Usual ingredients include bean sprouts, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, and some sort of meat. If you are awesome, you could make all the ingredients from scratch but if you are lazy like me, just go to the Korean market and buy the ingredients in the side dish section.. there are some places that have everything packaged and ready to eat! I bought a package of veggies and just poured everything on a bed of rice. I didn’t include meat this time around and added kimchi. Add hot red pepper paste, sesame oil, sesame seeds if desired, and of course, you can’t forget an egg! Some people like a fried egg, some like a raw egg.. whatever you desire. Mix everything together and you’re good to go!
Here is a great bi bim bap recipe:
For 4- 6 servings.
a package of bean sprouts
a bunch of spinach
2 small size of zucchinis
5-7 Shiitake mushrooms
fern brakes (kosari)
200 grams of ground beef (about half a pound)
1 small carrot, eggs
soy sauce, hot pepper paste, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and vegetable oil
Recipe: Arrange everything on a platter.
Cook rice. You can use a rice cooker or a stainless pot.
Next, you need to prepare a large platter to put all your ingredients on. Rinse your bean sprouts 3 times and put them in a pot with a cup of water. Add 1 ts of salt and cook for 20 minutes.
Drain water and mix it with 1 clove of minced garlic, sesame oil and a pinch of salt. Put it on the platter.
Put your spinach in a pot of boiling water and stir it for a minute. Then rinse it in cold water a few times and squeeze it lightly. Mix it with a pinch of salt, 1 ts of soy sauce, 1 clove of minced garlic and sesame oil. Put it on the platter.
Cut 2 small size zucchinis into thin strips, sprinkle them with a pinch of salt, and then mix them together. A few minutes later, sauté them in a pan over high heat. When it’s cooked, it will look a little translucent. Put it on the platter.
You can buy soaked and cooked “kosari” at a Korean grocery store. Prepare about 2 or 3 cups of kosari for this 4 servings of bibimbap. Cut it into pieces 5-7 cm long and sauté in a heated pan with 1 ts of vegetable oil. Stir and add 1 tbs of soy sauce, 1/2 tbs of sugar, and cook them for 1-2 minutes. Add sesame oil. Put it on the platter.
Slice shitake mushrooms thinly and sauté with 1 ts of vegetable oil. Add 2 ts of soy sauce and 1 or 2 ts of sugar and stir it for 2 minutes. Add some sesame oil, and put it on the platter.
In a heated pan, put some oil and 200 grams of ground beef and stir it. Add 4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tbs of soy sauce, 1/2 tbs of sugar, a little grounded black pepper, and sesame oil. Put it on the platter.
Cut a carrot into strips, sauté it for 30 seconds and put it on the platter.
prepare eggs with sunny side up.
Put your rice In a big bowl, and attractively display all your vegetables and meat. Place the sunny side up egg on the center.
Serve it with sesame oil and hot pepper paste. Lastly, mix it up and eat!