Bi Bim Bap

Annyeonghaseyo (안녕하세요)!

I always love the simplicity of bi bim bap, a Korean food that I often ordered for lunch at one of the campus Korean restaurants. It is very light, non greasy, packed full of antioxidants, a small amount of protein and healthy carbs. For more fiber, substitute Calrose rice with brown rice and substitute potatoes with sweet potatoes. The bi bim bap goes well with roasted barley tea, a caffeine free tea that is sweet and slightly bitter.

Ingredients:

3 cups of Calrose Rice

2 Green Zucchinis

1/2 a Diakon, cut into strips

4 Carrots, cut into strips

1 handful of Green Bean Sprouts

1 handful of Soy Bean Sprouts

1 Heaping tablespoon of Thai Red Chilli paste

Oil

4 Russet Potatoes

1 pound of Ground Beef

1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder for the Ground Beef and 1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder for the Spinach

1 tablespoon of Onion Powder

1 tablespoon of Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce

20 Shitake Mushrooms, soaked in boiling water for 20 minutes, remove stems and cut into strips

1 big box of Baby Spinach

1/2 cup of water

1/2 teaspoon of Better than Bouillon chicken Bouillon

Step 1:

Cook rice in a rice cooker

Step 2:

Steam zucchinis, carrots and diakon separately in a steamer

Step 3: Method for preparing the green bean sprouts:

Rinse green bean sprouts and strain excess water. Boil green bean sprouts in hot boiling water for 3 minutes. Strain excess water. Add soy sauce and sesame seed oil and mix well.

Step 4: Making a broth with Soy bean sprouts

Use the water from steaming the vegetables to make a broth. In a big saucepan, add the broth and soy bean sprouts. Add more boiling water to cover green bean sprouts. Bring water to a boil and turn of heat after 3 minutes of boiling.

Step 5: Method for Baked Chilli Potatoes:

Peel potatoes, cut into chunks, rub Thai chilli paste all over potatoes, pour some peanut oil over the potatoes in a pyrex dish, bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour

Step 6: Method for cooking the Ground Beef with Oyster Sauce:

Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in the frying pan, add ground beef and garlic and onion powder, mix well, then add oyster sauce and stir fry until ground beef is completely cooked.

Step 7: Method for cooking the Braised Shitake Mushrooms:

After dishing up the cooked ground beef, stir fry mushrooms in the gravy from frying the ground beef

Step 8: Method for stir fry Baby Spinach

Heat up 1 tablespoon of Oil in frying pan, add Baby Spinach and 1/2 cup of water, add chicken bouillon and stir fry until spinach is soft.

Final Step: Method for cooking an egg with runny yolk

Make a bowl with all the ingredients and crack a raw egg on top and microwave everything for 3 to 4 minutes or until egg white is completely cooked.

Daume bayo (다음에 봐요) !

Copyright 2012 From the Kitchen of Eloise

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