Bi Bim Bap


Bi Bim Bap

The national dish of Korea! So simple, so good!

 

Serves 4-6

 

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef

1 bunch spinach

1 medium carrot (julienned)

1 medium zucchini or yellow squash (julienned)

1 bag bean sprouts (about 2 handfuls)

2 cups uncooked sticky rice (calrose)

2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

2 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp Go Chu Jang (red pepper paste) –Sriracha is a good substitute.

1 tbsp honey

½ tbsp onion powder

½ tbsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper (to taste)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine beef with soy sauce, Go Chu Jang, 1 tbsp sesame oil, honey, onion powder, garlic powder, and 1 tbsp sesame seeds. Mix well and set in refrigerator as you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Cook rice per package directions.
  3. In a large pot, bring water to boil.  Prepare an ice bath on the side.  Once, boiling salt the water. Drop bean sprouts and spinach in boiling water for approximately 1 minute, until wilted. Remove spinach and sprouts and place in ice bath to shock and stop cooking process. (For presentation, you may want to blanch them separately).
  4. Drain sprouts and spinach thoroughly using a colander.  Sprinkle remaining sesame seeds, and 1 tbsp sesame oil; mix well.
  5. In a hot sauté pan, combine vegetable oil and remaining sesame oil.  Stir fry carrots and zucchini.  Salt and pepper to taste.  (For presentation, you may want to stir fry them separately).  Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
  6. In same pan, brown the meat thoroughly (medium high heat), making sure to break meat apart.
  7. Combine rice, meat, and veggies.  Serve with a side of soy sauce, sesame oil, and Go Chu Jang (or Sriracha) as options for topping.  Mix everything together and enjoy!
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