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Dolsot Bibimbap

Learn how to make dolsot bibimbap with or without a Korean stone bowl!

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I’m very excited about sharing my recipe today. It’s a dolsot bibimbap day!

Many of you already tasted my super duper delicious bibimbap recipe in the past few years and might be wondering why I’m doing another post about it?

Well, my main reason is that I’m sharing great tips on how to make dolsot bibimbap (with or without the dolsot aka Korean hot stone bowl). Are you excited?

Also, another reason is that I incorporated two Korean traditional bibimbap ingredients (gosari namul and doraji namul) in my bibimbap. After all, there’s a reason behind sharing my namul (Korean vegetable side dishes) recipes in the last two weeks. 🙂

By all means, you don’t have to add the exact same side dishes in your bibimbap bowl as bibimbap can be prepared quite casually with what you have in your fridge and pantry. (Hint: it’s such a great leftover cleaner!)

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What is Dolsot Bibimbap

Bibimbap vs. Dolsot Bibimbap

Bibimbap (비빔밥) is Korean mixed rice. It includes rice, your choice of Korean side dishes and the bibimbap sauce. You typically serve these in a (mixing) bowl or in a hot stone bowl. Once served, you mix them all together nicely and shove them into your mouth. It’s super delicious and hugely addictive.

Now, dolsot bibimbap (돌솥 비빔밥). It is bibimbap served in a sizzling hot stone bowl. Some people seem to think all bibimbap is served in this hot stone bowl, but that’s not the case.

Dolsot can be a raw stone bowl or a ceramic / clay bowl. At my home, I have a ceramic bowl. I use this bowl to make some of the Korea’s finest stew (e.g. Soondubu Jjigae and Kimchi Jjigae) too.

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Why Should You Make Bibimbap in a Hot Stone Bowl

If you serve bibimbap in a normal bowl, you will notice that the rice cools down quite fast. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, some people prefer having the rice and all the other ingredients in bibimbap warm if not hot.

That’s when the stone bowl comes in handy. If you prepare and serve your bibimbap in a hot stone bowl, your bibimbap will be not only nicely warm, but also it will often have a nice crispy layer of rice at the bottom of the bowl.

To some people, these are additional pleasures that are worth paying for. (Yeah, typically dolsot bibimbap is more expensive than bibimbap when you order it at a Korean restaurant.)

Crispy Dolsot Bibimbap. Can you see the nurungji? It's scorched rice that make dolsot bibimbap extra special! | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Can you see the scorched (slightly burnt) rice in the above picture? Mmmm, this was super crispy. (I probably could have avoided the burning bits if I wasn’t too busy taking some photographs of it. Lol #foodbloggermoment)

How to Make Dolsot Bibimbap Without a Korean Stone Bowl

When I make bibimbap at home, I used to just serve it in a bowl. Because a raw stone bowl or ceramic bowl only works on a gas stove and I have an induction stove at home.

I could take out a portable gas burner, which I often do for other cooking, but sometimes I just couldn’t be bothered doing so. (I’m sure you have those occasions too!)

Then, a brilliant idea struck a few months ago that I could perhaps try using my favorite cast iron skillet to serve my “dolsot bibimbap”.

And, I have to say I absolutely love cooking my bibimbap this way!

Seriously, you can get the “dolsot bibimbap effect” by simply cooking it in a skillet and what’s more, it’s faster and easier!

I’m sure you will love this idea too. I even included a short demo video of it below as well.

Watch The Video Tutorial: How to Make Dolsot Bibimbap Without a Korean Stone Bowl

(Listed ingredients in the video are for 2 servings.)

 

Now, it’s time to learn how to make dolsot bibimbap the official way! Enjoy!

Dolsot Bibimbap Ingredients for 4 servings

Meat and Meat Marinade

  • 100g / 3.5 ounces rib eye fillets, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic

Vegetables and Other

  • 1/2 cups (60 g / 2 ounces) Korean cucumber side dish
  • 1/2 cups (60 g / 2 ounces) gosari namul (Korean fernbrake side dish)
  • 1/2 cups (60 g / 2 ounces) doraji namul (sautéed bellflower root)
  • 1/2 cups (60 g / 2 ounces) carrots, julienned
  • 1/2 cups (60 g / 2 ounces) zucchini, julienned
  • 1/2 cups (60 g/ 2 ounces) shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups steamed rice
  • 4 eggs
  • some cooking oil – I used rice bran oil
  • sesame  oil
  • fine sea salt

Other Vegetable Ingredients You Could Use

Dolsot Bibimbap Sauce

Note

  • Feel free to check out my 3 other bibimbap sauces too!
  • If you want to learn more about Korean ingredients, check my 30 essential Korean ingredients list!
  • Handle with care while transferring the hot stone bowl.
  • 1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 Cup = 250 ml

How to Make Dolsot Bibimbap

1. Prepare and cook ingredients as below.

– In a bowl, combine the meat with the marinade. Cover the bowl and leave it in the fridge while you are working on other the ingredients. When ready, Add some cooking oil into a wok and cook the meat on medium high to high heat. It takes about 3 to 5 mins to thoroughly cook it.

How to cook beef for dolsot bibimbap

– Prepare the Korean cucumber side dish, fernbrake side dish and bellflower root side dish per the linked recipes. These can be prepared on a different day to save your bibimbap making time.

Preparing Korean vegetable side dishes for dolsot bibimbap

– Separately sauté carrots, zucchini and mushrooms in a frying pan. Season them lightly with fine sea salt.

Preparing vegetables for dolsot bibimbap

– Mix the bibimbap sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

Dolsot Bibimbap Sauce | MyKoreanKitchen.com

– Pan fry the eggs per your preference. (Sunny side up is a popular choice.)

Sunny side up egg for dolsot bibimbap

2. Preheat an oven for 10 minutes at 220 C / 428 F. Once heated, place your stone bowl into the oven. Leave it there for 10 minutes. 10 minutes later, take it out. Drop in some sesame oil (about 1 Tbsp per medium size bowl) and brush it around. Quickly assemble your bibimbap ingredients inside the hot stone bowl. First you will have to lay down the rice. Make sure you flatten it well. Then add the meat, assorted vegetables, and the egg on top of the rice. Transfer the hot stone bowl onto the gas stove and cook it for 5 minutes over low heat. You will hear the rice crackling noise. Remove from the heat.

How to Prepare A Korean Hot Stone Bowl for Dolsot Bibimbap

3. Pour the bibimbap sauce into the hot stone bowl and mix all the ingredients well. Serve.

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The Best Dolsot Bibimbap Recipe

How to Make Dolsot Bibimbap with or without a Korean stone bowl
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: bibimbap, dolsot bibimbap
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 529kcal

Ingredients

MEAT AND MEAT MARINADE

  • 100 g rib eye fillets (3.5 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic

VEGETABLES AND OTHER

  • 1/2 cup Korean cucumber side dish
  • 1/2 cup gosari namul (Korean fernbrake side dish)
  • 1/2 cup doraji namul (sautéed bellflower root)
  • 1/2 cup carrots , julienned
  • 1/2 cup zucchini , julienned
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 4 cups steamed rice
  • Some cooking oil , I used rice bran oil
  • sesame oil
  • fine sea salt

DOLSOT BIBIMBAP SAUCE

Instructions

  • Prepare and cook ingredients as below.
    – In a bowl, combine the meat with the marinade. Cover the bowl and leave it in the fridge while you are working on other the ingredients. When ready, Add some cooking oil into a wok and cook the meat on medium high to high heat. It takes about 3 to 5 mins to thoroughly cook it.
    – Prepare the Korean cucumber side dish, fernbrake side dish and bellflower root side dish per the linked recipes. These can be prepared on a different day to save your bibimbap making time.
    – Separately sauté carrots, zucchini and mushrooms in a frying pan. Season them lightly with fine sea salt.
    – Mix the bibimbap sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
    – Pan fry the eggs per your preference. (Sunny side up is a popular choice.)
  • Preheat an oven for 10 minutes at 220 C / 428 F. Once heated, place your stone bowl into the oven. Leave it there for 10 minutes. 10 minutes later, take it out. Drop in some sesame oil (about 1 Tbsp per medium size bowl) and brush it around. Quickly assemble your bibimbap ingredients inside the hot stone bowl. First you will have to lay down the rice. Make sure you flatten it well. Then add the meat, assorted vegetables, and the egg on top of the rice. Transfer the hot stone bowl onto the gas stove and cook it for 5 minutes over low heat. You will hear the rice crackling noise. Remove from the heat.
  • Pour the bibimbap sauce into the hot stone bowl and mix all the ingredients well. Serve.

Notes

*  1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 Cup = 250 ml
** Handle with care while transferring the hot stone bowl.
*** Prep and cooking time does not account for the making of Korean vegetable side dishes (Korean cucumber side dish, fernbrake side dish and bellflower root side dish) as I made my bibimbap with leftover side dishes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 2027mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 54.4% | Vitamin C: 6.4% | Calcium: 4.3% | Iron: 8.2%
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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: May 20, 2019

Hi, I'm Sue and I am the creator of My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!

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25 thoughts on “Dolsot Bibimbap”

    • No, I don’t have any brand preference for stone pot. Since I don’t live in Korea, I don’t have the luxury of “choice”. I just get what I can get hold of. 🙂

  1. I browned off some ground pork then added the DOLSOT BIBIMBAP SAUCE ingredients to it and let it simmer for a while. Then made some rice paper rolls with the mixture along with some rice noodles and bean sprouts. Soooo tasty. Thanks for a great site, I love it ????

  2. Such. Beautiful photos!!! I never knew about the pot – fascinating! I probably can never make this because I can’t find all of the ingredients, which is sad because I would so love to taste it!

    • Mimi, you can alter the vegetable ingredients based on what you have. That’s the beauty of bibimbap! The only “Korean ingredients” you will need would be gochujang / Korean chili paste! Hope you get to try it soon.

  3. I have made the basic BIBIMBAP many times over the years and it was very easy and delicious. I have never prepared Bibimbap with Gosari and Doraji as I do not stock these two items (sold in 8 oz. pouches) since they are easily perishable and must be consumed quick. The sauce in this recipe is excellent and easy to prepare. Thanks for the updated recipe!!!

    • This was my first time using gosari namul & doraji namul in my bibimbap too. It’s definitely an effort to go though. But I wanted to share the traditional bibimbap ingredients. After all, I’m a food blogger! Lol.

      Anyway, you can try using dried gosari & doraji to turn them into namul. They last a long time (like a year or so).

  4. Love your recipe – have been making it for the last year or so to rave reviews. We like to break the raw egg into the dolsot on top of all the ingredients at the last minute – when you stir the rice it all mixes together to create some serious umami!

    • Thanks! Great to hear that.
      For whatever reasons, I don’t like mixing in a raw egg even if it gets cooked in my dolsot. 🙂 But for sure, it’s one of popular way to serve egg in bibimbap!

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