Bibimbap

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One of my all-time favorite dishes, sweet, spicy, and full of flavor. This dish is traditionally topped with kimchi and pickled vegetables, but feel free to experiment and top with anything you want.

If you don’t eat meat then feel free to just leave it out. This dish tastes just as great without it!

Serves 2

Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sushi rice or thai sticky rice
  • 300 g beef steak, pork loin steak, or chicken thighs
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 courgette, julienned
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp kimchi

Meat Marinade:

  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey

Bibimbap Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Wash and cook rice as directed on the packaging.
  2. If you are using beef for this recipe slice the steak into thin slices, going against the grain. For pork and chicken, chopย into bite sized pieces.
  3. Once the meat is chopped, set aside and in a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the marinade. Place meat in a dish and cover with the marinade and refrigerateย until you are ready to cook it.
  4. Slice the onion into very thin slices and julienne the carrot and the courgette.
  5. On medium heat, add sesame oil to a frying pan and then add the onion, carrot, courgette, and spinach. Add salt and pepper and cook vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they have softened. If you want to make your bibimbap into a masterpiece, cook the vegetables separately and once cooked place them onto a plate to decorate your bibimbap once all ingredients are cooked. If you’re feeling lazy and just want to eat your bibimbap as soon as possible, cook all the vegetables together and set to the side.
  6. On medium heat, add the meat with the marinade to the same pan. If you’re using beef, cook for 2 to 3 minutes. If you’re using pork or chicken, cook for 5 minutes, or until meat is thoroughly cooked. Once cooked, set to the side.
  7. Add sesame oil to the pan and on medium low heat, fry both eggs.
  8. While eggs are frying, mix together the Bibimbap sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  9. Once all ingredients are cooked, start assembling your Bibimbap! In a bowl, start with a base of rice, and then add your vegetables, meat, kimchi, Bibimbap sauce, and then top with a fried egg. Make sure to mix everything together really well before eating!
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