The Minimalist Bibimbap

800px-Dolsot-bibimbapBibimbap is one of those Korean dishes that anyone with limited cooking talents would probably find daunting to prepare. At first glance, there seems to be a lot going on with the dish with all its colorful ingredients artfully arranged into a scrumptious looking feast. But thanks to the many recipes available online, anyone craving for this healthy and quite filling dish can have a go at making it provided all the ingredients are available.

But what happens when you start craving for bibimbap only to find out that you do not even have half of the necessary ingredients to make it? The beauty of cooking is that it entails a lot of creativity. And you do not have to be a good cook to come up with something edible and, may surprisingly be, delicious. For a hungry person, necessity can be a great source of inspiration to whip up something to fill the stomach. If you find yourself lacking the inclination to cook anything that requires more effort than frying and in the absence of greens and other colorful vegetables needed to whip up a delicious bibimbap, here is a minimalist version of bibimbap that you might enjoy.


  • 2 medium size eggs
  • basil leaves
  • salt
  • sesame oil
  • cooked rice
  • soy sauce

Preparing the minimalist bibimbap:

As you may have already surmised from the list of ingredients, the minimalist bibimbap barely has the trappings of the real thing. On the upside, this makes it easier to prepare which can prove handy the next time you are in a rush or prefer to have something you can whip up quickly. Just heat a pan and put a little sesame oil to cook the eggs sunny side up. Sprinkle a little salt to taste on top. Add the basil leaves.

Put cooked rice in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of sesame oil and one tablespoon of Kikkoman soy sauce. You can add more of both if needed. Place the sunny side up egg on top then mix everything well. Enjoy!

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