Have you ever met a person that doesn’t like fried rice? No seriously — have you? What is there not love about rice mixed with assorted vegetables and protein! Bibimbap, the Korean favorite, is not only ridiculously fun to say but easy to make and oh-so delicious.
- Steamed white rice
- Bulgogi, recipe follows
- 1 carrot, julienned
- Cooked bean sprouts, sauteed in a little peanut oil and seasoned with salt
- Cooked spinach, sauteed in a little peanut oil and seasoned with salt
- 4 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced and sauteed in peanut oil and seasoned with salt
- 1 egg, cooked over easy or sunnyside up
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
- Soy sauce, to taste
Put cooked rice in large slightly shallow bowl. Place bulgogi (with juices from cooked meat) and veggies on top of rice but place separately so you can see each ingredient beautifully placed on rice. Put egg on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle with soy sauce.
When ready to eat, mix all ingredients together with some siracha, to taste. The bibimbop should be moist and not dry.
- 1 pound rib-eye
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 Korean pear or Asian pear, grated with juices
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
- 1/2 small white onion, grated or sliced
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon ground red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 (20-oz) bottle lemon-lime soda
Place rib-eye in freezer for about 30 minutes so that it is easier to thinly slice. When partially frozen, remove from freezer and thinly slice. Set aside.
Whisk together all the marinade ingredients in a large baking dish. Add the thinly sliced beef and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight; it is best if marinated overnight.
Heat grill to high. Remove beef from marinade and grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to compile Bibimbap.