Bibimbap is a delicious traditional Korean rice dish. Traditionally it is a bowl of rice with a variety of toppings (sauteed vegetables - namul, korean hot pepper paste - gochujang, seasoned raw beef - yukhoe and an egg).
I was in a mood for something tasty and colorful. But since nowadays we don't just go out without good reason and I try to do all my groceries once every 10 days, I made this quarantine version of Bibimbap whit what I had at home.
Time needed: 30 minutes
Preparation about 15 minutes
Cooking time about 15 minutes
(or what I had at home)
1 piece of Bok choy
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
1 red paprika
1/2 medium sized onion (diced)
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1 carrot cut into stripes (julienne)
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced roasted chicken (Roasted ginger garlic chicken)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp roasted sesame seeds
1. Clean, wash and cut all the vegetables
2. Salt the sliced carrots, cucumbers and cabbage. Set them aside for some 15 minutes to loose water.
3. Cook all the vegetables separately
4. Put some vegetable oil in one pan and saute half of the onions. When the onions are nicely sauteed add the Bok choy cut into quarters.
4. Add 1/4 cup of water, 2 tbsp of soy sauce and a splash of sesame oil. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat until Bok choy is done (about 3-4 minutes).
5. Put some vegetable oil in the pan and saute the second half of the onions. When the onions are nice and glossy put the mushrooms into the pan, salt and saute.
6. Put some vegetable oil in the pan and heat up. Drain the excess water from the carrots and put them in the pan. Fry for about 2-3 minutes until the carrots are a bit softer.
7. Put some vegetable oil in the pan and heat up. Drain the excess water from the cucumbers and put them in the pan. Fry for about 1-2 minutes until the cucumbers are all heated trough.
8. Put some vegetable oil in the pan and heat up. Add the paprika and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Salt to taste.
9. Once all the vegetables are done you can start assembling your Bibimbap. Put some rice in one bowl and arrange your toppings on top. At the end add the chicken and put one fried egg on top.
10. Finish with some roasted sesame seeds
Have a bite! :-)
If you want to check out an authentic recipe for the traditional Bibimbap we can recommend you this one: Maangchi
Marijo & Hans