Made with sticky rice, flavored with soy sauce and sesame oil, this vegetarian take on a Korean-style rice bowl is topped with quick pickled veggies and a soft-boiled egg.
In a bowl, toss together the cucumber, carrots, radishes, ½ cup rice wine vinegar, and ½ tsp each salt and sugar. Let the mixture stand for at least 30 minutes; drain well.
Meanwhile, cook Mahatma® Short Grain Rice according to package directions. On the same pot, mix rice with soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and remaining vinegar, salt and sugar. Fold in green onions.
Divide the rice among 4 bowls. Top each serving with pickled vegetables, spinach and a soft-cooked egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with the gochujang sauce.
Explore different cultures by getting to know the cuisine – today we’re visiting Korea with this typical rice dish: Bibimbap. Finely chopped and pickled vegetables or kimchi, spinach leaves and poached eggs all served over our Mahatma® Short Grain Rice for an authentic Korean experience.
Although the flavors of this dish might be complex, it’s easy to make and can be ready and enjoyed within seconds. That being said, it’s perfect for busy weeknights and enlivening your routine. It is a colorful and comforting plate that is sure to spark joy in your belly.
Not that we need an excuse to prepare an outstanding meal but, you could gather your friends and host an exotic party tonight. Welcome your guests with Vegetarian Sushi and serve this Bibimbap as the main dish. Sounds like a plan to us.
Gochujang is Korean sauce made from a mixture of chilies, and contrary to what you might be thinking, it’s not only spicy but a bit sweet. This sauce will take the dish to the next level so, if your taste buds are up to discovering new flavors and textures, stop by your closest Asian market and get yourself some Gochujang. Sriracha or sambal oelek hot sauce would also add the spice to this rice bowl.
If you want to make it a whole-grain meal, swap our Short Grain Rice for Mahatma® Jasmine Brown Rice – its nutty flavor and chewy texture will add a different touch to the recipe.