CATEGORYChicken, Vegetables
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The name bibimbap means "mixed rice" (bibim: mixed, bap: rice), which accurately describes the dish's vibrant and flavorful combination of flavors.
Easy to cook and delicious Bibimbap.

Bibimbap is a popular Korean rice dish that has been around for centuries. It consists of a variety of ingredients, including vegetables, meat (chicken, beef, or pork), egg, and gochujang, served over warm white rice. The name bibimbap means "mixed rice" (bibim: mixed, bap: rice), which accurately describes the dish's vibrant and flavorful combination of flavors. Originating from Korea during the Joseon Dynasty period in the 14th-16th century. Bibimbap was traditionally eaten cold in the summer and warm in the winter. Today it remains a part of Korean cuisine but has also gained international attention due to its simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients. Gochujang is a fermented condiment originating from South Korea, typically made from red chili peppers, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt. It's an essential component in the Korean culinary tradition due to its unique flavor of sweetness, spiciness, and umami-richness. Gochujang's fermentation process also provides it with some health benefits such as aiding in digestion and providing probiotics to support gut health. Bibimbap can vary depending on the region or individual taste preferences. Vegetables used in traditional recipes typically include mushrooms, spinach, bean sprouts, carrots, radishes, zucchini, and cucumbers; while the meat (chicken, beef, or pork) is often sliced into thin strips before being sauteed with butter or sesame oil. A fried egg is then added to top it off before serving over the steamed white rice.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 45 minute(s)

Ingredients

  • 250g chicken fillet, cut into 1 cm thin
  • 2 fried eggs
  • 2 handfuls of bean sprouts
  • 125g spinach, cut into 3 cm
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 100g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp salt

Complementary

  • White rice
  • Gochujang
  • Seaweed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Steps

1

Slice the cucumber thinly as in the photo.

Step 1 of cooking Bibimbap.
2

Boil bean sprouts, spinach, and carrots until cooked.

Step 2 of cooking Bibimbap.
3

Heat the butter and add the button mushroom pieces. Add ½ tsp salt and cook until wilted and brown. Take it out and put it on a plate.

Step 3 of cooking Bibimbap.
4

Heat the remaining butter or you can add a little more butter. Add the chicken fillet pieces, and stir until cooked and not burnt.

Step 4 of cooking Bibimbap.
5

How to serve: Put white rice on a plate and flatten it according to the size of the plate. After that, put the fried egg on top of the rice and put the carrots, cucumber, mushrooms, bean sprouts, spinach, chicken fillet, and gochujang like in the photo. Finally, sprinkle sesame oil and sesame seeds as desired.

Step 5 of cooking Bibimbap.


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