Bi bim bap means “mixed rice,” and bulgogi refers to meat that was marinated before cooking.
PREP TIME: 30 minutes (plus 2 hours for marinating) COOK TIME: 30 minutes
1 lb sirloin steak, fat trimmed
1 Asian pear, peeled and finely grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 Tbsp grated ginger
3 Tbsp + 1 tsp lowsodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp rice wine
2 Tbsp sesame oil, divided
1 1/2 cups brown rice
1 cup bean sprouts
4 cups baby spinach
1 tsp sesame seeds
5 tsp vegetable oil
1 medium zucchini, cut into strips
2 medium carrots, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 large eggs
1 daikon radish, peeled and shredded
Hot pepper paste (kochujang), optional
Step 1 : Preparing the source
Thinly slice sirloin across the grain into 1/2-inch strips. In a bowl, combine pear, garlic, ginger, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Add sliced meat to sauce and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Step 2 : Preparing the rice
In a saucepan, bring rice and 3 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
Step 3 : Preparing the bean sprouts
3 Meanwhile, cook bean sprouts in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and toss with 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, and salt to taste.
Dunk spinach into boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and squeeze excess water from spinach.
Toss with 2 teaspoons sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Step 4 : Mixing it all together
MAKES 4 SERVINGS.
Per serving: 663 cal, 24 g fat (5 g sat), 71 g carbs, 480 mg sodium, 7 g fiber, 42 g protein
4 In a skillet, warm 2 teaspoons vegetable oil over medium heat and saute zucchini, carrot, and garlic for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, add 1 teaspoon vegetable oil to skillet, and cook steak for 3 minutes.
Rinse skillet, then warm 2 teaspoons vegetable oil over medium heat and cook eggs over easy.
5 Divide cooked rice among plates and arrange vegetables, beef, radish, and egg on top of rice.
Add hot pepper paste, if desired.