Bi Bim Bap


How much of each ingredient you’ll need depends on how big your box is. For your reference, my bento box is 650ml in volume and approximately 16.5cm in length and 11.5cm in width.

If you find the taste of gochujang too intense, you can try to mellow it out by adding a few drops of water and a dash of sugar. I used some Korean beef barbecue sauce for marinating the beef. If you don’t have this sauce, you can just mix some soy sauce and sugar together and use that as a substitute. And for those who haven’t had bi bim bap before: stir everything up vigorously just before serving.

Bi Bim Bap (for 1)

  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1/2 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 handful of bean sprouts
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 150g beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Korean barbecue sauce
  • sesame oil
  • salt
  • gochujang
  • sugar
  • white sesame seeds
  1. Start cooking rice in rice cooker; bring slightly salted water to boil in a small pot
  2. Mix beef with barbecue sauce; let rest
  3. When water boils, blanche carrots
  4. Repeat step 3 with bean sprouts and spinach
  5. When vegetables are done, let them cool
  6. In a frying pan, add oil and cook beef; pour any leftover marinate onto beef
  7. Mix each vegetable with a dash of salt and sesame oil (to taste)
  8. In a shallow dish, mix gochujang with a dash of sugar and a few drops of water
  9. Spoon cooked rice into bowl/bento box; place beef and vegetables on top of rice
  10. To serve: add gochujang and sprinkle sesame seeds over bi bim bap

This dish was featured in this bento.


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