Korean Bibimbap

Easy & Healthy Korean Bibimbap - Rice and Veggie Bowl with a Fried Egg and Gochujang Sauce #beef #healthy #KoreanA 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

Yield: 4

Prep Time:30 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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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
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • Beef Bulgogi Recipe (for non-vegetarian)
  • Salt and pepper

For the Gochujang Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup korean gochujang sauce (found at Asian markets or Whole Foods)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the gochujang sauce and set aside.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
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  3. pictaramposted January 17, 2018 at 4:10 am Reply

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

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  17. Jessposted May 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted May 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm Reply

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

  18. Hayleaposted March 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm Reply

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

  19. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted November 2, 2014 at 7:26 am Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5
  20. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted October 28, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  21. Gabyposted October 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm Reply

    So much goodness in one bowl, YUM!

    Rating: 5
  22. Erikaposted October 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I absolutely love Korean Bibimbap. This looks so amazing!

  23. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted October 27, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply

    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. [email protected]posted October 27, 2014 at 10:42 am Reply

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

  25. Heatherchristoposted October 27, 2014 at 9:13 am Reply

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

  26. Naomiposted October 27, 2014 at 8:47 am Reply

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

  27. Marla Meridithposted October 27, 2014 at 8:13 am Reply

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

  28. Nutmeg Nannyposted October 27, 2014 at 7:47 am Reply

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

  29. Cookbook Queenposted October 27, 2014 at 7:33 am Reply

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

  30. Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 27, 2014 at 7:19 am Reply

    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. Jo-Lynne Shaneposted October 27, 2014 at 7:16 am Reply

    Oh yum! Can I come over for dinner?

  32. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted October 27, 2014 at 6:53 am Reply

    Now that is one tasty looking bowl of bibimbap!

  33. Mariaposted October 27, 2014 at 6:51 am Reply

    What a fun meal!

  34. Jenny Flakeposted October 27, 2014 at 6:45 am Reply

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

  35. Aggieposted October 27, 2014 at 6:42 am Reply

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

  36. Tieghanposted October 27, 2014 at 6:36 am Reply

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

  37. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted October 27, 2014 at 6:20 am Reply

    What a fun and creative korean dish.