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Rice with Beef and Vegetables  HT  MC  Korean 35mins

Korean Name: Bibimbap

Serves 4    Hot  Beef  Vegetables  Grains  Main Course  Dairy Free Korea  Asia  Asian


675g/1 lb White Rice
840ml/26fl.oz. Water
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
100g/4oz Minced Beef
2 teasp Soy Sauce
Salt and Pepper
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
Sesame Oil

1 Cucumber, cut into 2.5cm/1-inch slices

100g/4oz Spinach or Bellflower

Roots, shredded
50g/2oz Bean Sprouts
4 Shiitake Mushrooms, sliced
1/2 Carrot, julienne
Vegetable oil for sallow frying
4 Eggs
4 Lettuce Leaves
Seasoned Chilli Paste to serve


1. Place the rice in a large bowl, cover with water and leave to soak for 30 minutes.

2. After the soaking time, drain the rice well and place in a large saucepan together 840ml/26fl.oz of water, bring them to the boil and continue to boil for 10-15 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes without removing the lid.

4. Meanwhile, season the meat with the soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan or wok, add the beef and stir-fry for a few minutes until cooked. Keep warm.

5. In a separate frying pan or wok, heat 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in a wok or frying pan until very hot, add the cucumber and stir-fry for 1 minute only. Transfer to a large plate to cool.

6. Add a little more sesame oil to the wok/frying pan, heat until very hot then stir-fry the spinach or bellflower roots. Remove from the pan and repeat the process with the bean sprouts, mushrooms and carrots cooking each separately.

7. Heat some vegetable oil in a large frying pan and fry the eggs sunny-side-up.

8. To serve - Place the lettuce leaves in individual bowls. Place a mound of rice in the centre of each bowl then arrange the other ingredients around the rice, keeping them separate. Finally place the fried egg on top of the rice mound and serve immediately with seasoned chilli paste which diners can help themselves to.



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Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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