Is a classic Korean rice dish which features various vegetables over a bowl of steaming white rice topped with an egg and a lovely gochujang sauce. It often features beef like we did here but it can be easily substituted for other meats or even meat free options like tofu. It may seem like a lot of work to prepare all these various vegetables and toppings but trust me it is a dish worth the effort. Not only does it look sooooo pretty but it also is a bowl packed filled with flavour. Give it a go and you won't regret it.
1 Medium Carrot
3 Cups of Spinach
1 Cup of Mushroom
1 Cup of Kimchi
250g of Sliced Beef
Sesame Seed Oil
Opt: Sesame Seeds, Sugar
Start by thinly slicing your beef as thin as possible.
In a bowl mix 1tb of gochujang with 2tb of water and 1/2tb of sugar. Marinate your beef in this mixture while you prep the other components.
Peel and thinly slice 1 medium carrots into fine little sticks as fine as you can and set them aside. Repeat with your cucumber and thinly slice your mushrooms.
Bring a pot of water up to a boil and blanch your spinach into the water for 30 seconds then remove, drain, run them under some cold water and set them aside.
Add in 1ts of sesame seed oil with some salt into your spinach and mix well. Repeat with your cucumber.
In a pan on medium heat add in some sesame seed oil and gently fry your carrots. Adding salt to taste. You just want to fry them till they are soft and making sure they still retain their bright orange colour.
In the same pan fry your mushrooms adding salt to taste and setting it aside.
In the same pan give your beef a quick stir fry till cooked and set aside.
Dish out a bowl of rice.
Start placing your lovely ingredients on the rice creating this lovely pattern as seen in the photos, DON'T forget the kimchi!
You have 2 options for the eggs. (A. Raw egg yolk down the center B. Fried egg on top)
Top with some more gochujang, sesame seeds and the sauce from the stir fried beef and you got your self a pretty tasty bibimbap.
HOW TO EAT IT?
Using a spoon, give the bibimbap a good mix around creating this pool of flavours and enjoy.
Unconventional but you could eat the bibimbap section by section choosing which dish you would like to eat.
Either way there is no wrong way to ENJOY GOOD FOOD. Leave a comment down below if you have any questions or feedback. Till Next Time Happy Cooking