Bibimbap / Korean Rice

BM # 18 Day 1

For the first week of BM #18 I have chosen Biryani's and Pulao's.I really don't know if I can put these in either of the categories..but since it is rice with veggies  I think I can post under this theme.

Bibimbap is a Korean rice sizzler ,full of veggies and with a amazing taste.I ate this for the first time in Japan.The rice is simple with sesame flavor but  it’s the sauce that gives the zing to this rice.After I got back from my trip I was really keen to try these , so I googled the recipe ,finally altered it to my taste and made.While in Japan my husband did not enjoy the dish, but when I made it here, surprisingly he really enjoyed his meal and asked me to add this to the regular menu.

 

2 cups ..................rice
150 gms................bean sprouts
150 gms.................tofu
2 ........................... .carrots
1 big bunch..........spinach
150gms................ mushrooms
150 gms................asparagus
150 gms................broccoli
Sesame seeds
Soy Sauce
Salt to taste

For the rice
Boil the rice with salt, make sure they are on the softer side.

Preparing veggies
Bean sprouts
Boil for a few minutes and saute’ with soya sauce and salt.
Tofu
Make thin slices.
Saute’  in garlic and sesame seeds.
Carrots
Grate on the thicker side of the grater.
Saute’  with sesame seeds.
Spinach
Neatly trim the ends, keeping the stems.
Wash and blanch.
Rinse in cold water.
Squeeze out the excess water.
Saute’ with garlic.
Mushrooms
Slice the mushrooms.
Boil for a few minutes.
Saute’ with salt and soya sauce.
Asparagus
Clean the stems and chop them into 3 pieces each.
Saute' with salt and soy sauce.
Broccoli
Cut florets and blanch .
Saute' them with garlic and sesame seeds.

Assembling
Heat your sizzler plate.
Pour some oil.
Sprinkle sesame seeds.
Spread rice.
Arrange the sauted veggies.

Suggestions
Sesame oil is the best for this recipe..but you can use olive oil which is equally good.
Use as many veggies as you want.
Some others are cucumber, zucchini.
If some veggies are not available, use what is available.

 Hot Pepper Sauce
10-15 dry red chillies
(soak in hot water for 20 mins)
A small carrot
Asmall onion
8-10 cloves garlic
1/4tsp vinegar
Salt to taste
Boil all the ingredients with little water .
Cool and blend to a fine paste.


Serve Bibimbap with hot pepper sauce.
Since, rice is spread directly on the sizzler plate it forms a mild crust at the bottom...and this crunchy part is the most sought after!!
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