Bibimbap | Torrance Memorial

Published on April 18, 2022



Recipe courtesy of Kristen Hung, MPH RDN

Bibimbap is a well-known Korean dish that translates to “mixed rice.” With ingredients like spinach, carrots, cucumbers, and mushrooms, it features a colorful array of vegetables providing dietary fiber and nutrients like vitamin A and iron. This dish includes a small amount of deliciously marinated meat with additional protein from a fresh fried egg. Piled atop a bed of brown rice and topped with spicy red sauce, bibimbap can be enjoyed as a balanced and tasty meal.

Prep Time: 35 mins/Cook Time: 55 mins/Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Servings: 4



  • 4 oz minced beef
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic

Vegetables & Other

  • 1 cup seasoned spinach
  • 1 cup seasoned cucumber
  • 1 cup shiitake mushroom
  • 1 cup carrots
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cups steamed brown rice, cooked
  • 4 eggs
  • Toasted seasoned seaweed, shredded
  • 4oz Bibimbap sauce


  1. Mix meat with marinade for ~30 minutes while preparing vegetables. Using 1 tsp cooking oil, cook the meat on medium to high heat for ~3-5 minutes, set aside.
  2. Cook spinach and cucumber (separate recipes). Rinse, peel, and julienne the carrots. Add 1 tsp cooking oil and ¼ tsp fine sea salt in a wok and cook carrots over medium to high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Clean the shiitake mushrooms and thinly slice. Add 1 tsp cooking oil and ¼ tsp fine sea salt in a wok and cook over medium to high heat until cooked (~2-3 minutes).
  4. Fry eggs sunny side up (or per preference).
  5. Assemble bowl: first add 1 cup cooked brown rice, then top with 1oz meat, ¼ cup each assorted vegetable, seaweed, 1oz bibimbap sauce, and egg. Serve warm.

Nutrition: Per serving: 570 calories, 70g carbohydrate, 24g protein, 23gm fat

Kristen Hung, RDNKristen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has a passion for disease prevention through nutrition. Kristen sees patients within the hospital as well as providing nutrition consultation at the Torrance Memorial Specialty Center to address various diseases and conditions.

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