A regular on our dinner table for family mealtimes, bibimbap is a crowd pleaser and a brilliant example of how, even with a picky eater, you can eat interesting meals as a family.
Lay all the components of this delicious Korean rice bowl in the centre of your table and let everyone create a dish to suit their tastes and mood. The variations are endless.
Not so much a recipe as a guideline of ingredients to gather together.
|Ingredients||Equipment to have ready|
|Cooked long grain rice (a portion per person)||Chopping board|
|Selection of fresh, crunchy vegetables cut into thin strips or grated (good ones to use are carrots, radishes, celeriac, sugarsnap peas or mangetout, cucumber, peppers, spring onion)||Sharp knife|
|Beansprouts (optional)||Serving plates, bowls or boards|
|You might also want cooked vegetables such as broccoli and spinach (or only use cooked vegetables if these go down better with your family)|
|Cooked strips of beef, chicken, mushroom or tofu, salmon fillet or other fish of your choice|
|Fried or boiled eggs, halved (one per person)|
|Chopped herbs (mint and coriander are best)|
|Other flavour enhancer ingredients to choose from include pickled ginger, kimchee, a squeeze of lime, sesame oil and soy sauce to drizzle, chilli oil, chilli sauce such as Siracha or my Gochujang dressing|
- Place all the ingredients on serving plates, bowls or boards in the centre of the table.
- Let everyone create their dish from the ingredients available.
- Watch happy faces tuck in!