Dolsot Bibimbap 비빔밥
Adapted from Tasty Meals at Home
- ready cooked rice
- red pepper paste (gochu jang)
- mushrooms (white or brown or shitake)
- minced garlic
- bulgogi (read previous entry on how to cook this)
- soy sauce, salt and pepper, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, white rice vinegar, oil, red pepper flakes
- stone pot/clay pot (for dol sot style; however, if you don't have one of these, feel free to use a regular medium sized sauce pan or a pot)
- Note: remember, quantity really does not matter in this dish, it’s just how much of it you want in your dish.
1. Bulgogi (Korean BBQ)
Prepare Bulgogi as shown in the link. If you prefer homemade bulgogi recipe, click here. In Korea, you will find many Bibimbap dishes just with variety of vegetables. So if you prefer the dish without the meat, that's totally fine. It's entirely up to you and your appetite. If you want to use the sauce, it's way easy to prepare it. I usually marinade it for about 12 hours before cooking it, however, if you don't have a lot of time, you can skip the marinade and just cook the meat in a pan.
Thinly slice the carrots. Add in a dash of rice vinegar, a dallop of red pepper paste, a few generous sprinkles of red pepper flakes and sugar. Mix and set aside.
Boil water into a bowl and flash boil your spinach–put in a handful of spinach and immediately turn off the heat and drain. Add in 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, a tiny dash of soy sauce, a tiny dash of sesame oil, salt, and pepper.
Cut in half moon slices. you will only need about 1/4-1/3 cup per dish. Put a little oil on a heated pan and saute with salt&pepper, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic, and a dash of sesame oil.
Thinly slice mushrooms. On heated pan with oil, saute mushrooms with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Now, we're almost there.. Just need to plate the dish in the pot. Heat your pot over medium-low heat. Put about 1 tablespoon of sesame oil onto the bowl. This is to keep your rice from sticking to the bowl. Put the rice on, about 1-2 cups of cooked rice.
Top the rice with all your delicious toppings, shown in the pictures above.
Allow the bowl to be over the heat for an additional 10 minutes. Top it with a generous amount of red pepper paste. If you want, you can also crack a raw egg yolk (or fry over easy or over hard) and top the dish off. Remove from heat with caution! (Now, if you cook the rice over the stone or clay pot, you'll get the nice, crispy rice on the bottom and it gives a crunch bite.)
Mix them all up and enjoy!!