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Beef and Vegetable Bibimbap

COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
25 mins
SERVINGS
2-4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(59)
Esther Choi's Bibimbap
Esther Choi's BibimbapNathan Congleton / TODAY
COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
25 mins
SERVINGS
2-4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(59)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, plus more
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces rib-eye steak, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh peas
  • 1 cup bok choy
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushroom
  • 1/2 zucchini, cut into thin matchsticks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup kimchi, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked purple rice (equal portions of white, black and brown rice)
  • Fried eggs, for serving
  • 1/4 cup gochujang (Korean chile paste)
  • Chef notes

    I love this recipe because it's super healthy, makes great leftovers and can be easily customized with seasonal vegetables.

    Swap option: Serve with your favorite type of rice instead of purple rice.

    Preparation

    1.

    Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, garlic, jalapeño, scallion in a medium bowl. Add the rib-eye and mix well. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes to marinate.

    2.

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and season generously with salt. Set up a bowl of ice water. Blanch fresh peas for 1-2 minutes, transfer to the ice bath to chill and then drain.

    3.

    Next, blanch bok choy for 30 seconds and shock in ice water. Strain and pat dry with a paper towel. Place the blanched bok choy to a small bowl and season with a drizzle of sesame oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Repeat same steps with spinach, beansprouts, mushrooms and zucchini placing each vegetable in a separate bowl.

    4.

    Bring a skillet to high heat and stir-fry the beef mixture for 2-3 minutes until browned.

    5.

    To assemble, in a shallow dish, place rice and top with vegetables, beef, kimchi and a fried egg. Serve with gochujang sauce on the side.