There has been something very important missing from the Everyday Foodie fridge the past month or so. It was missing the best, stinkiest, tastiest food that usually takes up residence in there.
We were out of kimchi!!!!
The only good thing about the statement above is that someone must have eaten the two liters that were in there, and eating kimchi is never a bad thing.
Today I made the necessary, and long overdue stop at the Korean grocery store to pick up some more of my precious. We then got to work making the very strange sounding, yet easy, and incredibly delicious, bee bim bop. If you are too scared to try bee bim bop - don't be. Go to a Korean restaurant, and order it in a hot stone pot. There is nothing weird about rice, veggies, a bit of meat and an egg.
Shrimp Bee Bim Bop
*Measurements/amounts aren't important
- white (sticky) rice
- assorted veggies (julienne) (we used celery, carrot, cucumber, mushroom)
- thawed cooked shrimp
- gochujang (red pepper paste - it comes in that little red tub in the picture below)
- eggs (one per person)
Optional but very delicious (in other words ... buy them):
- raw green onions
Cook the rice however you like to cook rice (but please tell me it's not in the microwave). Meanwhile, stir-fry the veggies in sesame oil or other. Sprinkle with some sugar to sweeten them up a bit. Remove once softened and set on a plate. Toss some thawed/cooked shrimp into the wok and stir fry until hot. Remove shrimp and set aside. Fry up one egg per person.
Assemble the bowl however you like, but stir in that gochujang (there is never enough), and toss the fried egg on top. I like top my bowl with obscene amounts of kimchi, seaweed and raw green onions.
Have you tried bee bim bop yet? What are you waiting for?
What did you have for dinner this fine Monday evening?