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Korean Rice Bowl with Beef (Bibimbap)

Korean Rice Bowl with Beef (Bibimbap)

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • BEEF BULGOGI:
  • 1 Knorr® Beef Bouillon Cube(s), crumbled
  • 2 tsp. (10 mL) sugar
  • 2 tsp. (10 mL) dark sesame oil
  • 1 lb. (450 g) boneless sirloin steak, cut into thin strips*
  • VEGETABLES
  • 1 cup (250 mL) EACH matchstick cut carrots, bean sprouts and sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 cups (500 mL) baby spinach leaves
  • 4 tsp. (20 mL) dark sesame oil, divided
  • RICE & EGGS
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked rice **
  • 1 Tbps. plus 1 tsp. (20 mL) dark sesame oil, divided
  • 4 eggs

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Amount per serving

Calories550
Calories from Fat200
Total Fat22 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol225 mg
Sodium770 mg
Total Carbs49 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Sugars4 g
Protein38 g
Vitamin A120 %
Vitamin C10 %
Calcium6 %
Iron25 %

Let's Get Cooking

  • 1 For Beef Bulgogi, combine Knorr® Beef Bouillon Cube, sugar and sesame oil in medium microwave-safe bowl. Cook at HIGH in microwave 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Add steak and set aside to marinate.
  • 2 Meanwhile for Vegetables, cook vegetables separately in large nonstick skillet using 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sesame oil for each vegetable, stirring occasionally, until tender, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove vegetables; keeping them separate. Season, if desired, with salt and pepper; keep warm.
  • 3 Next, cook steak in same skillet, in 2 batches, over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until desired doneness, about 2 minutes. Remove; cover and keep warm.
  • 4 For Rice & Eggs, continuing in same skillet (rinse or wipe skillet if necessary), heat 1 tablespoon (15 mL) sesame oil over medium-high heat and cook rice, stirring frequently, until rice becomes crispy and slightly browned on about half the rice grains***, about 15 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile heat remaining 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sesame oil in another large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully crack eggs into skillet, keeping yolks intact and cook covered to desired doneness.
  • 6 To serve, divide rice into 4 bowls. Arrange beef bulgogi (with juices) on top of rice. Top with vegetables, keeping them in separate mounds. Top each with an egg. Serve, if desired, with hot sauce and/or kimchi.
*Bulgogi is a Korean dish that consists of marinated beef. To make cutting the beef into really thin strips easier, freeze beef 20 minutes before slicing.

** For 3 cups cooked rice use 1 cup uncooked rice to 2 cups water.

***Traditional Bibimbap is made in a scorching-hot stone bowl, so the layer of rice that touches it turns crispy and golden brown, so cooking step simulates this.

Each serving of this dish provides 1 serving of veggies and is an excellent source of iron.
Try making this dish with brown rice for added fibre -you won't even notice the difference!