Bibimbap from the Garden


My new food discovery this year was bibimbap – a Korean rice, vegetable and egg dish (it can also contain meat). All it took was trying it once and it has become my go-to dish at Korean restaurants.  And yes, sometimes I even have cravings for it.  So here is my attempt at bibimbap based on what is available in my garden.

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My veggies included zucchini, kale, jalapeno and garlic. I combined them with orange pepper, pea shoots and scallions from the farm market and eggs from Powers Farm.IMG_0456

Bibimbap from the Garden

Inspired by bibimbap from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen

6 tsp canola oil

2 oz. pea shoots

Kosher salt, to taste

3 tsp. sesame oil

2 small zucchini, trimmed and julienned (from the garden)

1/2 orange bell pepper, very thinly sliced

1/2 Tbs. sesame seeds

2 garlic cloves, minced (from the garden)

1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced (from the garden)

3 cups torn kale (from the garden)

1/3 cup your favorite stir-fry sauce (I made a mix of fish sauce, rice vinegar, ponzu, sesame oil, and asian essence)

2 cups cooked brown rice

2 fried eggs

Thinly sliced green onions for garnish

Kimchi for serving (which, or course I forgot to serve)

Directions

Preheat an oven to 200ºF.

Heat a wok on high heat and warm 2 tsp of the canola oil. Add the pea shoots and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Season lightly with salt. Transfer the pea shoots to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.

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Warm 1 1/2 tsp of the sesame oil in the wok. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring, until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add a spoon of the stir fry sauce, season lightly with salt. Add the zucchini to the baking sheet.IMG_0460

Warm 1 1/2 tsp of the sesame oil in the wok. Add the orange pepper and sesame seeds and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add a spoon of the stir fry sauce, season lightly with salt. Add the orange peppers to the baking sheet.

Warm 2 tsp. of the canola oil in the wok. Add the garlic and jalapeno and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add the kale and cook, tossing, until wilted, 1 to 3 minutes.Add a spoon of the stir fry sauce, season lightly with salt. Add the kale to the baking sheet.

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Warm 1 tsp. canola oil in the wok. Add 1 cup of the rice and gently press with a spatula. Cook, without stirring, until the rice is crispy underneath, about 2 minutes. Slide into an individual bowl. Repeat to cook the remaining rice in servinf sized batches, using 1 tsp. canola oil per batch.

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Top each portion with one-fourth of the vegetables.

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Top with a fried egg. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately with kimchi. Enjoy!

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Serves 2, double all ingredients for 4.

 

 

 

 

Categories: Kale, Kosher, Main Dish, Recipe, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

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Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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