Bibimbap - Korean mixed rice with meat

Bibimbap


Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish that consists of a bowl of rice topped with various seasoned vegetables, meat, and a fried egg. It's known for its colorful presentation and diverse flavors. Here's a traditional Bibimbap recipe along with the ingredients and cooking instructions:


Ingredients:

- 2 cups of cooked short-grain rice

- 200 grams of beef (you can use beef bulgogi or thinly sliced beef)

- 1 carrot, julienned

- 1 zucchini, julienned

- 1 cup of bean sprouts

- 1 cup of spinach

- 4 shiitake mushrooms, sliced

- 4 cloves of garlic, minced

- 4 tablespoons of soy sauce

- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil

- 1 tablespoon of sugar

- 4 eggs

- Vegetable oil

- Salt to taste

- Gochujang (Korean red chili paste) for serving

- Sesame seeds for garnish


Instructions:

1. Marinate the beef: In a bowl, mix the beef with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, minced garlic, and sugar. Let it marinate for about 20-30 minutes.

2. Prepare the vegetables:

   - Carrot: Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a pan and sauté the julienned carrots until they become tender. Season with a pinch of salt.

   - Zucchini: Repeat the same process with the julienned zucchini, sautéing until tender and seasoning with salt.

   - Bean sprouts: Blanch the bean sprouts in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Drain and season with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.

   - Spinach: Blanch the spinach in boiling water for about 1 minute. Drain and season with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.

   - Shiitake mushrooms: Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a pan and sauté the sliced mushrooms until they become tender. Season with a pinch of salt.

3. Cook the beef: Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add the marinated beef. Cook until it is done to your liking. Set aside.

4. Fry the eggs: In the same pan, add a small amount of vegetable oil and fry the eggs sunny-side up or over-easy, depending on your preference.

5. Assemble the Bibimbap:

   - Start with a bowl of cooked rice as the base.

   - Arrange the cooked vegetables, beef, and mushrooms on top of the rice, placing them in separate sections for a visually appealing presentation.

   - Place the fried egg in the center of the bowl.

6. Serve the Bibimbap:

   - Serve the Bibimbap hot, straight from the bowl.

   - To eat, mix all the ingredients together with a spoon, ensuring that the egg yolk blends into the rice to create a creamy texture.

   - Add gochujang according to your preferred level of spiciness.

   - Garnish with sesame seeds for extra flavor and texture.


Now you have a delicious Bibimbap ready to enjoy! Bon appétit!

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