One of my favorite Korean dishes when I go out to eat is Bi Bim Bap! If you don’t know what Bi Bim Bap is, it’s Korean mixed rice with vegetables and beef. What I love about Bi Bim Bap is that you can add whatever you like to it. I love to make it when I have lots of vegetables that are about to go bad. I just sautee them up, add some rice, and add the spicy sauce and you have dinner!
If you want to make some Korean food at home, check out our recipe for Bi Bim Bap! AN
1 Box of Shitake Mushrooms or Button Mushrooms (Sliced)
1 Zucchini (Julienned)
Spicy Bi Bim Bap Sauce
2 tablespoon of Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste)
1 tablespoon of Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil
1 tablespoon of Rice Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon of Honey or Brown Sugar
2 teaspoon of Garlic (Finely Minced)
1 tablespoon of Mirin
2 cups of Short Grain Rice
4 cups of Water
Rinse the rice three times until the water runs clear. Put in a pot and add four cups of water or until there is an inch of water above the top of the rice. Place lip on top and bring to a boil. When a boil is reached, lower the temperature to low to a simmer. Cook the rice for about 15 minutes. If you are not sure, you can take a spoon and check the tenderness of the rice. Leave the pot with the lid on for 5 minutes to allow the rice to finish steaming. Fluff with a fork when done.
Place all the ingredients for the bulgogi marinade in a blender. Blend until the sauce is uniform in consistency. Pour over the sliced beef. Marinate for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, stir fry on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until the beef is cooked.If you are a vegetarian, tofu is a great substitute! Drain firm tofu and press out as much water as you can. Sear the tofu to a golden brown on both sides with some cooking oil. Add the marinade and simmer on low until the sauce thickens.
To make the Spicy Bi Bim Bap sauce, add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Place to the side until assembly.
Prep the vegetables when you are waiting for the beef to finish marinating. Rinse, peel, and julienne the carrots into short, thin sticks. Rinse and julienne the zucchini into short, thin stick. Cut the mushroom into thin, slices. Wash the spinach.Sautee the vegetables separately and season with salt and sesame oil to taste.
Now put together your Bi Bim Bap! Place rice at the bottom and top with vegetables, meat, and an egg. Add as much sauce as you want, depending on how spicy you want it to be. Garish with an egg and some sesame seeds.Viola! You have your very own homemade Bi Bim Bap!
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