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Bibimbap

A Korean mixed-rice dish loaded with all the food groups.
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: bean sprouts, beef, bibimbap, bulgolgi, carrots, cucumbers, egg, gochujang, korean, rice, sesame seeds, vegetables

Ingredients

  • Cooked rice
  • Beef lean and sliced
  • Carrot shredded
  • Japanese zucchini shredded
  • 1 egg fried
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Stir Fried Bean Sprouts;

  • Bean Sprouts
  • Garlic chopped
  • Fresh Shitake mushrooms sliced
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Shaoxing Wine
  • Light Soy Sauce
  • White Pepper
  • Water

Marinade for Bulgolgi;

  • 1 apple Fuji or use Korean Pears, peeled and cored
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Gochujang red, hot pepper paste
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Scallions chopped
  • Water

Bibimbap Sauce;

  • 3 heaping teaspoons of Gochujang red, hot pepper paste
  • 2 teaspoons Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 clove of grated Garlic
  • Water to dilute if it's too thick

Instructions

  • Prepare the marinade for the bulgolgi. Put the apple, ginger and garlic in a processor and blitz till you have a paste.
  • Mix in the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and gochujang.
  • Placed the sliced beef in a big bowl together with the sliced onions and scallions. Pour the marinade over it and coat everything with your hands. Let it marinade overnight or for 3 hours.
  • Cook the prepped bean sprouts in garlic and the following seasonings. Set it aside.
  • To make bibimbap sauce, mix all the ingredients together, taste and adjust to your liking.
  • Take out the beef bulgolgi and strain it of most of its watery marinade. Toss everything into a wok and stir-fry it till it's cooked.
  • Get all your toppings together. Just before eating, fry an egg with the yolk still intact and runny.
  • To assemble everything together, scoop some rice into a bowl. Top with the egg first and then the bean sprouts, carrots, zucchini and bulgolgi on the sides.
  • Pour bibimbap sauce all over and scatter sesame seeds.
  • Here's the messy fun part...just mix everything together with the rice and EAT.