This light and tasty bibimbap bowl has lots of crisp, fresh veggies that cook quickly so you can get dinner on the table quickly! It is easy to add protein to this dish if you want but you certainly won’t miss it, especially with all the flavor you get in each bite!
If I take a casual poll from the mom’s around me, I would find that 100% falls into two categories. We are either tired of cooking or we can’t even figure out what to make.
I would even venture to say that most of us span both camps AND that there is a little cause and effect going on; we are tired of cooking because we don’t know what to make and we don’t know what to make anymore because we are tired of cooking.
Feeding a family during the last year has been tough on us all.
This past year has changed the way we shop too. I have friends who will only do curbside pick up for the groceries and others who increased their use of food delivery services. These options are signs that we need easy food options, but no one wants to settle for unhealthy food options!
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What’s more, they will package that tasty produce, toss in a few other key ingredients and present you with a Diced and Easy meal kit that will help you feed your family quickly! Plus the recipes are easy, delicious, and tastes amazing!
My first meal kit was vegetarian bibimbap.
What Is Bibimbap?
Bibimbap is a Korean dish that loosely translates to rice with mixed veggies. I’m sure, as with may international dishes, there are interpretations of this dish depending on region and family. This meal features carrots, spinach, mushrooms served over hot, cooked rice.
How To Make Bibimbap?
Heat a skillet over medium heat, add a bit of peanut oil or coconut oil. Add mushrooms. Cook until soft about 2-3 minutes. Drizzle with soy sauce, remove from skillet, and set aside.
Add a little more oil to the same skillet; add carrots. Sautee for a few minutes or until carrots have softened. Drizzle with soy sauce, remove from skillet and add the carrots to the mushrooms.
Once again, add oil to the skillet; add spinach. The spinach will only take a minute to cook. You still want it vibrant and green. Drizzle soy sauce over spinach.
Cook rice according to package directions. Divide rice between two bowls, top the bowls with the veggies. Drizzle with soy sauce if desired. Garnish with green onions and Sriracha.
How To Eat Bibimbap
You can keep your bibimbap vegetarian, OR you can add tofu, a fried egg, but I have seen this dish served with beef too.
Traditionally, bibimbap is served in a stone bowl which works to keep the dish hot. Regardless of the vessel in which it is served, the key is to mix the ingredients either with a spoon, a fork, or chopsticks.
Serve your dish with Sriracha or with Gochujang chili paste; a popular Korean condiment and more soy sauce as desired.
Common Bibimbap Ingredients:
- Bean Sprouts
- Green onions
As the summer begins to stretch in front of me, I know I am going to want to spend more time getting out and doing things! I don’t want to worry about grocery shopping or meal planning. This is where Diced and Easy comes in!