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From Tilda Kitchen

  • 31 - 60 Minutes
  • Medium

Simply translated as ‘mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables’, Bibimbap is a delicious Korean dish that is easy to cook at home! By using Tilda Long Grain rice, this is a truly tasty, nutritious dish.




  • 2 pouches Tilda Premium USA Long Grain Rice or 200g Tilda Premium USA Long Grain Rice
  • 150g carrots, cut into very thin strips
  • 150g daikon radish, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 150g bean sprouts
  • 150g cucumber, halved lengthways into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 300g spinach
  • 4 eggs
  • Toasted sesame seeds to serve

For the gochujang sauce

  • 3 tbsp gochujang chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed



  1. Place all the ingredients for the gochujang sauce in a bowl, cover and set aside.

  2. Pour the rice into a large pan of boiling water and cook for 20-30 minutes or until just tender. Alternatively, if using rice in pouches, heat according to pack instructions once rest of the dish is ready to be served.

  3. Meanwhile, place the carrots in a large pan of boiling water and cook for 1 minute or until just cooked. Remove and set aside. Repeat with the daikon, bean sprouts and cucumber. Keep all of your vegetables in separate piles aside.

  4. In a frying pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and stir fry the mushrooms for 5 minutes or until cooked. Add the remaining oil and spinach, cook for 1-2 minutes or until just wilted. Removed and set aside.

  5. In the same pan as the spinach, fry the eggs and set aside.

  6. Once the rice is cooked, drain and divide into four bowls. Place an egg in the centre of each bowl. Arrange the vegetables around the egg and sprinkle each dish with sesame oil, soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds. Serve with gochujang sauce.

What is a bibimbap?

Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish that consists of a bowl of steamed rice topped with a variety of seasoned vegetables, cooked meat (optional), a fried egg and a spicy gochujang sauce.

Can you eat bibimbap cold?

Yes, you can eat bibimbap cold, and it is sometimes enjoyed as a refreshing summer dish. However, it is traditionally served hot or warm.

Do you mix bibimbap?

Yes, mixing bibimbap is an essential part of enjoying the dish. Once served, you stir all the ingredients together, including the vegetables, meat, egg and sauce to distribute the flavours evenly.

How do you pronounce bibimbap?

It is pronounced as “bee-bim-bap.”

How to make bibimbap vegetarian?

To make a vegetarian bibimbap, you can skip the meat and focus on using an assortment of seasoned vegetables like spinach, carrots, beansprouts, mushrooms and courgettes. Top it with a fried egg and the spicy gochujang sauce.

How to reheat bibimbap?

To reheat bibimbap, place it in a microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave until it’s thoroughly warmed. Alternatively, you can reheat it in a pan on the stovetop, stirring gently until heated through.

Is bibimbap sauce spicy?

Yes, bibimbap sauce is typically spicy. The main ingredient in the sauce is gochujang, a Korean chilli paste, which gives it a spicy and slightly sweet flavour.

What does bibimbap taste like?

Bibimbap has a harmonious combination of flavours. The rice provides a neutral base, and the seasoned vegetables add freshness and different textures. The gochujang sauce adds spiciness and depth to the overall taste, making it a delicious and satisfying dish.