Easy bibimbap

When you order bibimbap at a restaurant, you’ll find a stone-roasted bibimbap in a hot stone bowl. If you mix rice, vegetables, and eggs in a hot stone bowl, it looks like fried rice and becomes even more delicious. However, it would be hard for you to provide the number of stone bowls for your family. What I would like to introduce to you is a simple bibimbap bowl at home. Like stone-roasted bibimbap, vegetable mixes are made, but not in a hot stone bowl, but in a regular bowl.

About bibimbap

Bibimbap is a super popular Korean dish, with Korean seasoning vegetables and stir fry beef on rice. Bibim means mix, and bap means rice, so bibimbap altogether means mixed rice. Bibimbap always serves korean seasoning vegetables and stir fry beef with Gochujang, or sometimes with kimchi on rice in a large bowl and served in a grilled stoned bowl at restaurants.

About namul

Korean mums often prepare namul vegetables as daily dishes. By placing namul vegetables and stirred fry beef on rice and finally placing a half cooked egg on top. It is a perfect bibimbap! You need to mix the bibimbap well before eating! Namul is a type of seasoned vegetables which is mixed with sesame oil, grated garlic, salt/soy sauce and boiled spinach/bean sprout, mooli (radish) and carrot. It is suitable for vegans as well!

About beef

Bibimbap is served with stir fry beef. It is easy to use beef mince but it is more delicious with bulgogi (Korean beef BBQ). If you are a vegan, you can stir fry tofu instead of beef mince.

About steamed rice

Steamed rice is a primary staple food of the Japanese/Korean diet and has sentimental/significant value towards the Asian culture. With just a basic cooked rice, many variations of rice dish can be made using different toppings. You can cook rice without a rice cooker (suihanki). For further details, please check out my YouTube channel which is linked below where I introduce you to a very easy method of cooking the best Japanese Steamed rice without a Rice Cooker : 

Japanese Steamed Rice WITHOUT Rice Cooker

Easy Bibimbap

Course Rice
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people


  • 600 g Steamed rice
  • 300 g Beef mince
  • 100 Watercress
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2.5 tsp Grated garlic
  • 2 tbsp White sesame
  • 5 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sake (Dry white wine)
  • 4 Eggs

Dipping sauce

  • 2 tbsp Gouchjang
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil


  • Julienne the carrots.
  • Heat the frying pan over medium heat and add 1/2 tsp of grated garlic.
  • Stir fry the carrot and season two pinches of salt.
  • Heat the frying pan over medium heat and add 1/2 tsp of grated garlic.
  • Stir fry the beef mince and season 2 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of sake (dry white wine) and 2 tbsp of soy sauce.
  • Put bean sprout into a microwave-safe container.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Season with 1 tsp of salt and mix.
  • Transfer the bean sprouts in a strainer to remove excess water.
  • 15 minutes later, put the bean sprouts in a bowl and season 1 tbsp of sesame oil, 1/2 tsp grated garlic, 1 tbsp of grated white sesame and mix. Add another 1/2 tsp of salt if necessary.
  • Boil the spinach for 2 minutes and put it in water.
  • Chop and squeese the spinach.
  • Season with 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1/2 grated garlic, 1 tbsp grated sesame and mix.
  • Watecress can be used instead of spinach.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes and season in the same way as the spinach.

Dipping sauce

  • Mix gochujang, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil.

Poached egg

  • Put egg in boiled water and make the poached egg. 

Serve the bibimbap

  • Put steamed rice in a bowl.
  • Place the seasoning vegetable and meat. Place the poached egg on top, with a small amount of dipping sauce.
  • Mix well and enjoy!


How to cook steamed rice without rice cooker : 
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