This might just look like a bowl of vegetables but its much more. Crowned by an egg and supported by a bed of short rice, this is a dish to be appreciated. Simple ingredients tied together by a simple Gochujang sauce. This sauce is pure magic in the flavor it brings. While you can interchange any of the vegetables with what you like or have on hand. You could add any meat to this and you would not be disappointed. The Gochujang sauce will bring them all together into something special. I am looking forward to trying this sauce in place of where I would usually use store bought hot sauce.
Cooked Short Grain Rice – 1 cup
Carrot – 30 grams
Zucchini – 30 grams length of your pointer finger
Red Cabbage – 1 leaf
Lettuce – 3 leaves
Gim – 4 crisps (I used Sushi Nori)
Shiitake mushrooms – 2
Bean sprouts – 1 cup (I choose to keep them raw)
Egg – 1
Gochujang – 2 teaspoons
Soy sauce – 1 teaspoon (I used tamari)
Sesame oil – 1 teaspoon
Garlic – 1 teaspoon
Vinegar – 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon
Sesame seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Prep Bibimbap Ingredients
Julienne Carrot, Zucchini, Cabbage, Lettuce and Gim. Cut Shiitake Mushrooms into thin slices as well.
FOR BEAN SPROUTS – Fill a pot with water. Season the water with a few shakes of salt. Place your soybean sprouts into the water. Then place on high heat. When it comes to boil, immediately drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside
FOR ZUCCHINI, CARROT AND MUSHROOMS – For each vegetable, repeat the following steps: Put a frying pan on medium-high heat. Put some oil in. Once the pan is hot, place the vegetable in. Season with salt. Stir-around for 1-2 minutes until the vegetable begin to soften-up. Then place onto a plate and set aside.
Make Bibimbap Sauce
Mix all of the ingredients listed under ‘Gochujang Sauce’
Place one cup of rice at the bottom of your bowl. Then neatly arrange each vegetable (carrot, zucchini, cabbage, lettuce, shiitake mushrooms, gim, soybean sprouts) on top of the rice. Place a fried egg in the middle (optional). Then place a few scoops of the bibimbap sauce over the top.
Then thoroughly mix the sauce in with all of the ingredients.