Tuesday, June 02, 2009


BEE-BIM-BOP! This is the most awesome word to say. I'm really lucky that Audrey did not smack me across the face when we were shopping for the ingredients and then while we were making it. I can be annoying at times. C'mon, say it with me!


That's not even how you say it! It's buh-BEEM-bop, but BEE-BIM-BOP has a much better ring to it, if I do say so myself.

Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish that means "mixed rice." That's because you throw everything over rice and mix it all together. Audrey's family makes it (though they're not Korean), so she was kind enough to show me the ropes this weekend.
*Audrey's Bibimbap*
1 pound ground turkey
1/3 cup red miso
2 bunches green onions
1 bag bean sprouts
2 big bunches spinach, rinsed well
white rice
4 eggs
soy sauce
sesame oil
sesame seeds

First things first, make your rice.

Boil a big pot of water. Blanch the bean sprouts for less than a minute. Fish them out of the water and set them aside. Now, blanch your spinach. Strain through a colander and set aside in a separate bowl. Flavor both the spinach and sprouts with about a tbsp each of soy sauce and sesame oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and let marinate.

Meanwhile, cook the meat through in a large saucepan with 3/4 of the green onions. Once the meat has been cooked through, add in the red miso and soy sauce to taste.

Keep the meat covered and warm. Fry the eggs in a separate non stick pan, but keep them runny in the middle.

Assemble the bowls by layering the bottom with rice and each the spinach, bean sprouts and meat into 1/3s over it. Top with the egg.

Mix it all up. Eat.


~~louise~~ said...

Thanks for the chuckle Cori. You should have heard me saying BEE-BIM-BOP 3x. Good thing I'm alone. Oh wait, I should introduce myself, Louise here, just popped in via I don't know how. Liking your blog and the Bibimbap recipe. Bookmarked!!!

Cori said...

Have you ever caught an episode of The Smurfs? They substitute the word 'smurf' in for other words.

"I'm feeling so smurfy today!"
"Smurf! I stubbed my toe!"
"Don't smurf around, you might get hurt!"

I think we should start doing this with BEE-BIM-BOP! Thanks for BEE-BIM-BOPPING by Louise!

~~louise~~ said...

Okay, so I added you to my blogroll because I can't stand the thought of missing a post. As for the Smurfs, I'm a smurfer from way back when and now, thanks to YOU! I'm thinking of all those smurfy names!!! And, wouldn't you know it the word verification is dingle:) I do believe there was a smurf named Dingle..oh no I'm hysterical LOL

Hilary said...

I luuurve all Korean food, though I'm not sure I've had this. This bimpy bop or whatever it is looks delish!

Natty said...

What a fantastic post. I can't wait to go through all my cook books now!

Natty said...

Boo, how did this show up here? It's intended for peanut butter bars!

(bul goh gee is pretty fun to say too, and tasty!)