If you haven’t yet tried it, making Bibimbap is super fun and absolutely delicious Korean dish to make. In this post, we are going to share a bit of the history of Bibimbap and a great recipe to make it yourself.
Bibimbap is a traditional dish in Korean cuisine that is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). It also includes a fried egg and sliced meat, usually beef, and is served with a side of kimchi. The word “bibimbap” literally means “mixed rice” and is a popular meal in both South and North Korea.
The origins of bibimbap can be traced back to the late 19th century, during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. The dish was originally served as a banquet dish at royal occasions, with the ingredients arranged in separate piles around the bowl of rice. It was known as “golden bibimbap” because of the color of the ingredients.
Over time, the dish became popular with the general public, who adapted it to their own tastes and budget. The ingredients were changed from the original royal version, and the dish evolved into the bibimbap that is popular today.
Making bibimbap at home is a great way to enjoy this traditional dish. Here’s a delicious recipe for you to try!
- 2 cups of white rice
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 1/2 cup of bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup of spinach
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 1/2 cup of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tablespoon of gochujang (Korean chilli pepper paste)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of cooked beef, sliced
- 1/4 cup of kimchi
- Rice cooker
- Frying pan
- Cutting board
- Cook the white rice in a rice cooker according to the instructions.
- Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the bean sprouts, spinach, scallions, carrots, and mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a separate pan, fry the eggs and set aside.
- Divide the cooked rice into two bowls. Top each bowl with the cooked vegetables, gochujang, egg, and beef.
- Garnish with kimchi and serve.
- Sesame seeds
- Pickled radish
- Gochujang (Korean chilli pepper paste)
Enjoy your homemade bibimbap!
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