Bibimbap with Brown Rice, Quinoa and Turkey

If like me you haven’t heard of Bibimbap before then let me tell you a bit about it. Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish consisting of rice, which is topped with various sautéed vegetables, chilli paste and meat and is finished off with a fried egg proudly sitting at the very top of the awesome pile of deliciousness. It is the ultimate in bowl food; a big healthy food trend from this year, and ticks all the boxes in terms of nutritional content as well as satisfying any cravings, filling you up for a decent length of time and adding variety to your meals.

I was introduced to Bibimbap when I attended a 5 day fitness retreat; it was served up as lunch on one of the days and from my very first bite it was like a taste firework had exploded in my mouth. It was just the right amount of spicy, combined with just the right amount of saltiness and the gooey, rich egg on top was super scrummy as it oozed down and mixed with all the other ingredients below.

Ellie from Sage and Honey is the mastermind behind this recipe and has kindly agreed to share it with us so that you can have a go at making this very simple, yet ridiculously scrumptious bowl of nosh at home yourself.

What’s In It?

  • Cooked Brown Rice
  • Cooked Quinoa (optional)
  • Turkey Mince
  • 1 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 inch Ginger Root – grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic – crushed
  • Coconut Oil to fry
  • 1 Carrot – finely julienned
  • 1 Courgette – finely julienned
  • 2 Spring Onions – finely julienned
  • 1 Red Pepper – finely sliced
  • 1 sheet of Nori – cut in to strips
  • 1 handful of Coriander
  • 4 Eggs

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Chilli Paste or Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 tbsp toasted Sesame Seeds

How Do I Make It?

To make the Bibimbap you must firstly marinate the turkey mince for 2 hours in the soya, ginger and garlic. Once the turkey has had a chance to absorb all of these lovely flavours you should fry it in a little coconut oil until it is golden and completely cooked through. Mix it with a wooden spoon to help break down the mince a bit and then set aside.

Combine all of the sauce ingredients together and also put to one side.

When your hunger can take it no more, fry the eggs and place in serving bowls in a very low oven to keep warm.

Now you need to construct your Bibimbap bowl!

  1. Place rice and quinoa mixture in the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Top this with a little turkey and then add all of the vegetables in little piles over the top of this.
  3. Spoon the sauce over the top.
  4. Top with a fried egg.
  5. Scatter with a few coriander leaves, sesame seeds and a wedge of lime.

This is enough to feed 4 people and my best tip is to give it all a good stir to really get those flavours mingling!

To discover more of Ellie’s healthy recipes, or to find out more about what other culinary services she offers, visit the Sage and Honey website.

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