You eat with your eyes first, a notion that Korean cuisine holds firmly. Although considered a humble dish, the bibimbap recipe is meant to stimulate your taste buds and vision simultaneously. It’s more than putting any sautéed vegetables and rice into a bowl; it must be done beautifully. This beloved Korean rice bowl is pretty forgiving for beginner cooks. The main components of the commonly known bibimbap are rice, fresh and/or fermented vegetables, beef, gochujang, and a fried egg, all of which are easy to prepare. But you’re free to mix it up any way you want with vegetables in season.
This version of bibimbap will surely be a hit at your house, even If your family doesn’t particularly fancy eating vegetables on the reg. Instead of ground beef, the recipe calls for thinly sliced sirloin beef, a cut that is more tender and cooks faster. As you combine the mixed vegetables with marinated beef and special gochujang-based sauce, all you will taste is umami goodness.
Ready to start your journey into Korean cuisine? Let’s prepare the ingredients!
Ingredients for Bibimbap Recipe
- 250 g beef sirloin, sukiyaki-cut beef or sliced thinly
For the marinade:
- 1 pc Knorr Beef Cube, mashed
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp chopped spring onion
For the bibimbap sauce:
- 1/4 cup gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2-4 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
For the toppings:
- thinly sliced carrots
- spinach or kangkong leaves
- onion leeks, sliced thinly
- salt and pepper
sunny-side up eggs
How to Cook Bibimbap
Begin by combining all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add beef and mix well. Cover and store in the chiller to flavor the meat.
Next, combine all bibimbap sauce ingredients and mix well. Set aside in the chiller.
Prepare the toppings by sautéing each vegetable with a little oil. Season with salt and pepper then set aside.
Now, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated beef and cook until slightly browned. Set aside.
Prepare a big bowl and assemble the bibimbap. Start by scooping rice and placing it at the center of the bowl. Arrange cooked beef and sautéed vegetables around the rice. Pour the bibimbap sauce over. Top with a sunny-side up egg.
That's it! Your home-cooked bibimbap, which tastes as lovely as it looks, is ready for your family to savor. You may also add mushrooms, store-bought kimchi, cucumber, and dried seaweed to pack up the nutrients of this bibimbap recipe. If your family asks for more Korean-inspired dishes, we have more easy recipes for you to try. Take your chance on our kimchi rice, bulgogi, and chap chae recipes!