Cute huh? :)
Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice) is simply a bowl of rice served with a meat and various vegetables. A variation is dolsot (stone pot) bibimbap, where the stone pot creates a crispy crust to the rice and a raw egg is cracked and gets cooked as everything is mixed together. I didn't have a stone pot but I have these lovely large Japanese earthenware bowls and with the bulgogi I made the other day, bibimbap seemed like an obvious choice. Substitute with any other kind of meat you like, or omit entirely for a vegetarian version.
You can use any type of vegetables but frequently I see this served with spinach, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and carrots. You'll want colorful vegetables to make this as pretty as possible. I have going clockwise from the bulgogi, kimchee, collard greens, carrots, jicama, topped with a sunny-side up egg and strips of nori seaweed.
Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice)
Bulgogi (Korean barbecued beef)
Any variety of vegetables you wish including mushrooms, bean sprouts, spinach, carrots, etc.
1 egg, sunny-side up
Optional for topping: Strips of nori seaweed, chili paste or hot sauce.
Julienne or slice thinly whatever vegetables you have on hand. Saute the vegetables.
Then to serve, put rice on the bottom of a large bowl, in sections add your vegetables, put a sunny-side up egg on top, cut strips of nori seaweed on top of that. Then draw a nice happy face with hot sauce.
A happy and pretty presentation!
To eat, you'll have to mess up that lovely face by stirring everything together so that it's like fried rice.
Yum! Lil' sis thought this was the cutest dinner!