When you are alone at home and feel lazy to cook something for your meal, what are your choices? Instant ramen? TV dinners? They don’t sound very healthy. Sandwiches? But, I want something spicy, like some spicy Korean food. Maybe you could skip eating? But oh, how can that even be an option? lol I have a good solution for this dilemma, if you find yourself in such a situation. 😉 Without using the stove or oven, you can prepare this super simple, yet very tasty meal in 5 minutes. 🙂 The cooked rice mixes with the kimchi, tuna, and sesame oil to give you a great taste. I can say that kimchi and tuna are a perfect match. If you love kimchi, like me, please try it someday.
Yield: 1 Serving
Short Korean Lesson
- JangNanGam (장난감) = Toy
- InHyeong (인형) = Doll
- 1 Cup Short Grain Rice, Cooked
- ½ Cup Well Fermented Kimchi
- 2 Tbsp Tuna in Oil (Canned)
- 2 Tbsp Seasoned Seaweed Snack (Optional)
- ½ tsp Sesame Oil
- ½ tsp Sesame Seeds
- ½ tsp Green Onion (Optional)
- ½ tsp Red Hot Pepper (Optional)
Obtain about 1 cup of cooked rice.
Obtain about ½ cup worth of well fermented kimchi. Kimchi gives plenty of flavor to this bibimbap, so you do not need extra sauce for it. Delicious kimchi is a key ingredient for this dish. Depending on your tastes, you can adjust the amount of kimchi.
Obtain 2 Tbsp of canned tuna and 2 tbsp of seasoned seaweed snack. The seaweed snack is optional.
Cut ½ tsp worth each of green onion and red hot pepper thinly. These are also optional.
Put the cooked rice in a serving bowl.
Put the kimchi, tuna, and seaweed snack on top of the rice.
Garnish the dish with the green onion and hot pepper.
Sprinkle ½ tsp of sesame seeds and drizzle ½ tsp of sesame oil on top of everything. If you do not like sesame oil, you can skip it. Depending on your kimchi, the saltness and spiciness can vary. So you may need to adjust the saltness and spiciness with some salt or about ½ tsp gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste).
Mix everything together before eating. As you can see, some of the ingredients in this recipe are optional. For a more colorful dish, I added some of the ingredients such as seaweed snack, green onion, and hot pepper. The most important ingredients are rice, kimchi, tuna, and sesame oil. Enjoy!