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Bibimbap - Korean Rice Bowls

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Bibimbap is a Korean word that literally means "mixed rice". Typically consisting of a bed of rice topped with seasoned and sautéed veggies, cooked meat, a poached egg, and spicy sauce, this ethnic dish actually uses very common ingredients. Explore the unique combination of flavors with these customizable bowls!

Bibimbap - Korean Rice Bowls


  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • ¾ lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, optional
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 (8 oz.) package sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 fried or poached eggs
  • Optional toppings: kimchi (found in produce or natural & organic department), chili pepper sauce (recipe below), chopped green onions, sesame seeds, low sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free), sriracha


  1. Heat 1 tsp. sesame oil in a  pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 clove garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add ground sirloin and brown until cooked. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 tsp. sesame oil to a second  pan. Once hot, add bean sprouts and carrots and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Remove from pan and set aside. Add remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil to now empty pan. Add remaining 1 clove garlic and mushrooms; sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then, stir 1 Tbsp. water and spinach into mushrooms and cook until spinach is just wilted; about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. To assemble: Divide rice among four bowls. Top each rice bowl with cooked ground sirloin, bean sprout and carrots, spinach and mushrooms, a cooked egg and any additional optional toppings. Serve warm.

Chili Pepper Sauce: Mix together ¼ cup Gochujang (chili pepper sauce found in ethnic foods aisle), 1 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. sesame oil and 1 clove minced garlic until well combined. Serve with rice bowls.

Yield: 4 servings

*Per Serving: Calories 480, Total Fat 22g (Saturated 6g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 240mg, Sodium 590mg, Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 12g), Protein 30g, Vitamin A 90%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 8%, Iron 25%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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