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Korean Recipe: Bibimbap
with an American twist
Bibimbap is one of Korea's most popular and tasty dishes traditionally found at street vendors and kimbap restaurants. Americans looking to make the delicious dish for themselves however, might have trouble finding traditional ingredients. Here's a recipe that creates that bibimbap taste with ingredients all found in your average American grocery store.
- 2 cups (uncooked) white rice
- 1 lb ground meat, any kind
- 4 cups vegetables, any kind
- 2-4 eggs
- 2 cups ketchup, ( for sauce)
- 1 Tbs cayenne pepper, add more for extra spice
- to taste paprika or other spices
- Cook rice in pot or rice cooker. Add 2 cups of water for each cup of rice.
- Chop and steam the vegetables of your choice. Nearly any kind will work. The time to steam will depend on the vegetables you choose.
- Pan fry defrosted ground meat. You can season it if you like but it's not necessary.
- Mix ketchup, cayenne, and additional spices in a small bowl. Set aside for sauce to use later.
- Fill each bowl with a layer of cooked meat, ground vegetables and rice to serve.
- Fry eggs as preferred, over-medium is recommended. Place an egg each atop rice for each bowl.
- Ladle sauce mixture (ketchup, cayenne etc.) to taste. Mix all the ingredients in your bowl together before eating.
Want to be authentic?
If you want to be authentic import some gochujang for your bibimbap. It's spicy and comes in big tubs for all your Korean cooking needs.