Looking for something special to amaze you family/friends this weekend? yet, you still need a nutritious meal. Korean Bibimbap is the answer. It is a one dish meal that my family marked as one of the champions in comfort food. You can make endless variations of this dish depending on the ingredients you choose, you can even make an amazing vegetarian/vegan dish if you just skip the beef and/or egg.
Helloooo from the sunny hot Egypt. We've had a long 20 hours ride from Colorado,USA to Cairo, Egypt last Friday. It was very long, very tiring, very boring trip in the British Airways but the food was very good. Actually it is almost the first time I have a trip with good food that even my boys liked!!!!. What really made this trip easier is this easy, juicy and delicious Melon sandwiches I've made from Lea Ann's blog. Thanks a zillion my friend, we really enjoyed them.
This post should have seen the light a couple of days ago but due to technical problems, I only managed to post this today. This post is part of the daring cooks' challenge of July. This month's challenge Renata from Testado, Provado & Aprovado
challenged us to take a trip to South Korea to make this authentic dish.
Back to our recipe, this dish is a one dish wonder of steamed rice, topped with julienned crispy vegetables and a fried egg. You can stop there or go to the next level and add beef , chicken or pork cut into strips of even minced. With the nutty taste and the aroma of sesame oil, this dish is heavenly flavored.
This dish is easy to make but it just takes time to julienne all the vegetables included.
I really enjoyed making this dish so so much, but what I did not like is the eating part :(. After all this hard work of cutting and arranging the dish, sadly to eat it the right way you have to mix all the ingredients together with Korean red pepper sauce. You probably think " you could've just throw everything together in a pot", but it really looked so tempting to eat on the dinner table even to the little ones, so mission accomplished :).
Simple Korean Bibimbap Recipe
For the meat:
- ¼ pound Beef strips
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- salt and pepper to taste
For the vegetables mix:
- ½ cup onion julienne cut
- ½ cup carrots julienne cut
- ½ cup zucchini julienne cut
- ½ cup bell pepper julienne cut
- ½ cup mushroom sliced
- salt and pepper to your liking
- sesame oil
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 2 Large Eggs lightly beaten with salt and pepper.
- 3 Tablespoons gochujang
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds toasted
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
Marinate the meat:
- In a bowl mix beef strips with all the marinade ingredients and coat well.
- Set aside until you are done cooking the vegetables.
Cook the vegetables:
- In a skillet over medium high heat add a little sesame oil and cook carrots for 2 minutes sprinkle with salt and pepper. Take the out and set aside.
- Do the same with any vegetables you have onions, zucchini, mushrooms, bell pepper or any other vegetables you like.
- Cook each vegetable separately and do not overcook we need them with a little crunch.
- In the same skillet add some more oil and cook the beef strips until done.
- Cook eggs however you like. Sunny side up is the most common but we liked ours Omelet style.
Make the sauce:
- In a small bowl, mix the sauce ingredients together.
- You can serve in bowls by putting rice at the bottom then topped with meat, a bit of every vegetable, bibimbap sauce, and topped with eggs.
- Or serve it skillet style as I did . Heat a bit of sesame oil in the same skillet.
- Spread the cooked rice over pressing gently to fry a bit from bottom.
- Top with vegetables then meat.
- Cut eggs into strips and add in the middle.
- Serve the skillet with the sauce on the side.
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First published July 17, 2014 . Last updated October 18, 2022 with important tips, clear step by step instructions and readability.
Denise Browning@From Brazil To You
What a delicious dish, Amira!!!! You also did a great job replicating this challenging dish.
Thanks Denise. It is really delicious.
Alhumdullilah you reached safely! This looks wonderful!
Jazakom Allah Khairan dear Henna.. nice to see you again my friend. I hope everything is going ok now.
I hope you have a terrific trip! And what a great dish you left us to satisfy our hunger while you're gone. This looks wonderful -- so pretty. Thanks for this.
Thanks John. It is indeed pretty to look at and yummy in your tummy :).
Sounds like a long ride back. Oh I am a big fan of bibimbap! You are courageous indeed ot make it so gorgeous and to see it all mixed after. I am sure it was amazing to eat though.
It is so so delicious and easy to make, the only thing that takes time is preparing the vegetables.
I so love this Amira! it look wholesome and complete....
It is a one dish meal and very satisfying.