MY BIBIMBAP[:]

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! So, what is this? It’s a Korean dish, a sort of ‘picnic plate’, a little like a bento but not as strictly boxe­up! It’s often a mix of rice, sauteed or raw vegetables, vegetarian, or with beef or shrimp, with or without eggs, all of it washed down with hot sauce! Anyways, I found this little gem of healthy eating at Jules & Shim two years ago. I wanted to make it my own, with all the things I like. I think it's a great option when you’re in front of the fridge but have no idea what to make... I don’t know about you but when my food looks good, I always feel like I’m eating well! So it’s up to you to mix up the colors but to be more eye­pleasing, pick at least 4 colors, and don’t forget to have fun with it and trade the rice for some lentils or quinoa! I want to see your dishes look like!
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For 2 people, you’ll need this for your bibimbap :  
  • two portions of round­grain rice,
  • a handful of green beans,,
  • 10 radishes,
  • 1 small avocado,
  • 10 shrimp,
  • a handful of soybean sprouts,
  • 1 orange, 1 purple and 1 yellow carrot,,
  • 1 bunch of mint, coriander, basil and chives
  • 2 eggs and 1 half teaspoon of cornstarch and a little sesame oil.
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So let's start with the raw food. Preparing the soybeans and radishes is easy, just wash them and slice the radishes. You can also use a mandolin slicer to make small, fuchsia circles. In a pan, boil water for your green beans and while that’s heating, wash your herbs and finely chop them, to make a small, delicious salad (it’ll last 2 days in a Tupperware bowl with a slightly damp paper towel). In a small skillet, sauté a little sesame oil and in a bowl, dissolve the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water and add the eggs, beating them to make an omelet, adding a little salt. Using a ladle, drop a little dough in the bottom of the frying pan to make a thin pancake/crepe. Cook until it’s almost done and fold it three times over like a crepe, bringing the corners towards the center. Add another ladle, taking care to lift the first pancake/crepe so the batter goes underneath. As soon as the second pancake/crepe is almost done, fold it onto the first one, and so on until you’re out of batter. Once you have your roll, cut it into fours and set aside. Then, in the same pan, add a little sesame oil and fry your carrot sticks with shrimp. While that’s cooking, cut your avocado in half and then into thin slices. Put the rice in a small bowl, and flip it over in the middle of your plate. Then, arrange the colorful food around the rice, season to taste and enjoy!
3 Translated by Whitney Bolin[:]

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