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Korean Bibimbap

A fun and healthy Korean dish! Our easy Korean Bibimbap with fresh veggies, sautéed veggies, a fried egg, and spicy-sweet gochujang sauce is exotic and satisfying. Skip the restaurant and have the best Korean cuisine at home!

Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #vegetarian #healthy #Korean

Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Plato

When we first moved to Asheville 10 years ago the Asian food scene was a little sketchy… I can say that without fear of hate-mail because most of the Asian restaurants around then are no longer in business. *wink*

(Nowadays, you can find great asian cuisine around town and at our food trucks!)

I missed the multicultural flavors readily available when living in a larger city. So I decided to learn how to make authentic, or close to authentic, dishes that I loved and craved.

Making Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #vegetarian #healthy #Korean

Over the last few years, I’ve sprinkled these dishes amongst the treats and comfort food here on ASP, because not only are they dear to my heart, they are vibrant, flavorful, and often healthy.

Dishes like…

You should try a few of these.

How to Make Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #vegetarian #healthy #Korean

Today I’m sharing a healthy favorite, Korean Bibimbap.

This Korean specialty is an all-in-one meal that includes rice, raw veggies, sautéed veggies, a fried egg, and a sweet and spicy sauce over the top.

The vegetables can be adjusted to your liking, and this vegetarian dish can definitely be beefed up by adding Korean Bulgogi to each bowl.

Healthy Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #vegetarian #healthy #Korean

Korean Bibimbap offers comfort and spice on cool autumn evenings.

The key to making a great Korean Bibimbap bowl is to focus on fresh ingredients, perfectly runny eggs, and the Gochujang sauce.

Gochujang sauce can be purchased at Asian markets, as well as stores like Whole Foods. However, today we’ve elevated the Ghchujang by adding sesame oil, honey, a touch of vinegar, and sesame seeds.

This bright sticky-sweet sauce adds a bold punch of flavor to every bite of your Korean Bibimbap.

Amazing Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #vegetarian #healthy #Korean

Whether you serve Korean Bibimbap vegetarian style, or with beef, you are sure to love the robust flavors and healthy crunch it provides!

Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #beef #healthy #Korean(with beef)

Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #vegetarian
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Korean Bibimbap

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Our easy Korean Bibimbap with fresh veggies, sautéed veggies, a fried egg, and spicy-sweet gochujang sauce is exotic and satisfying. Skip the restaurant and have the best Korean cuisine at home!
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Korean Bibimbap:

  • 3 cups cooked sticky rice 1 1/4 cups dry rice
  • 8 ounces loose leaf spinach or chopped kale
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms oyster, shiitake, or cremini
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch green onions cut into 1-inch segments
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • Beef Bulgogi Recipe for non-vegetarian
  • Salt and pepper

For the Gochujang Sauce:

Instructions

  • Cook the rice according to package instructions and set aside.
  • Place the spinach in a pot and add 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/4 cup broth, and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds. Salt and pepper. Then cover and bring to a simmer. If wilted, remove from heat and keep covered. If not wilted, stir and cover again for 3-4 minutes.
  • Place one teaspoon of sesame oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic. Saute for approximately 10 minutes to cook and reduce. Salt and pepper to taste. Then place the mushrooms in a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the gochujang sauce and set aside.
  • Wipe out the skillet, then place back over medium heat. Fry 4 eggs (maybe 2 at a time) on both sides keeping the centers soft, 1-2 minutes per side.
  • When ready to serve, place a heap of warm rice in four bowls. Arrange the wilted spinach, sautéed mushrooms, shredded carrots, bean sprouts and green onions around the rice. (If adding the Beef Bulgogi to the Bibimbap, arrange around the rice as well.) Then top with a hot fried egg and drizzle with gochujang sauce. Serve warm!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 396kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 854mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 11060IU, Vitamin C: 29.3mg, Calcium: 123mg, Iron: 3.7mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Korean
Author: Sommer Collier

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  3. I saw Bibimbap many times in Korean drama, gonna try this dish soon! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  17. Hello. I have a quick question: I have gochijang paste-is that different from the sauce? And if so, is it possible to use it as a substitute? Thanks!

    • Hi Jess, I think it’s the same. Is it really really thick, or about the consistency of thick BBQ sauce?

  18. Looks delicious! I love making asian dishes at home and will have to try this out soon.

  19. We’re big bibimbap fans. Eric and I actually went out for some yesterday at a local Korean market. Will definitely need to try making it at home!

  20. I love bibimbap! The variety of toppings and gochujang sauce are the best!

  21. So much goodness in one bowl, YUM!

  22. I absolutely love Korean Bibimbap. This looks so amazing!

  23. Looks delicious—I love Asian influenced food—-except for the egg. I am one of those people who don’t like frazzle on their egg. However I have found out lots of people do. Love the diversity of the world!

  24. Your photos are gorgeous, per usual! I’ve never had Korean food, but that sauce looks outstanding :)

  25. GAHHH!!!! This looks SO good to me!!!!

  26. Nice job on the home version! This is a fav of mine and yours is looking so good!

  27. One of my favorite dishes ever!! Will totally use this recipe :)

  28. This dish is totally calling my name! It’s comfort in a bowl.

  29. This is BEAUTIFUL!! Do you deliver??? :)

  30. Bibimbap is my FAVORITE Korean dish!!! I’ve been meaning to make it at home myself but never got around to it. I wish I could come over and have you make it for me, haha :)

  31. Oh yum! Can I come over for dinner?

  32. Now that is one tasty looking bowl of bibimbap!

  33. Mmmmm, what a fun recipe! Love all of these flavors!

  34. I have never had bibimbap!! I am totally missing out I know. This looks incredible!

  35. This look AMAZING!! I love any and all Korean food. Especially when eggs are involved!

  36. What a fun and creative korean dish.