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Bibimbap with Spicy Steamed Tofu and Fried Eggs

Preparing Dolsot Bibimbap Rice in the oven frees up your stove top for the steamed tofu and egg toppings.



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2 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil, divided
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2 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
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2 Tbs. gochujang (Korean chile paste) or other hot sauce
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1 10-oz. pkg. firm tofu, drained and cut into 2-inch triangles
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2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks (1 cup)
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1 small zucchini, cut into matchsticks (1 cup)
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1 small red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks (1 cup)
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4 large eggs
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1 recipe Dolsot Bibimbap Rice or 4 cups steamed rice
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2 cups cooked spinach
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1 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds


1. Whisk together 2 Tbs. oil, rice wine vinegar, and gochujang in small bowl. Measure out 1/4 cup sauce, and set aside. Pour remaining sauce over tofu, turning to coat, and let marinate 5 minutes.

2. Steam tofu triangles in steamer 5 minutes. (This may need to be done in batches depending on size of steamer insert.)

3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread carrots, zucchini, and bell pepper in single layer on prepared baking sheet, and roast in oven 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

4. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in large skillet over medium heat. Fry eggs in oil 4 to 5 minutes, or until just set.

5. Leave Dolsot Bibimbap Rice in its skillet or Dutch oven, and top with tofu, spinach, and vegetables, alternating so there are four tidy portions of each. Gently place eggs in center, drizzle reserved sauce over top, and garnish with sesame seeds and gochugaru (if using).

Nutrition Information: 

21 g
Total Fat: 
26 g
Saturated Fat: 
5 g
58 g
186 mg
586 mg
8 g
5 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

How is eating eggs VEGAN?

Loved this recipe! I was shy about the spice so I just used one table spoon of the chili paste, but I think I will try two next time as the rice absorbs it well. I think it would taste good without the egg for any vegans - it wouldn't be as authentic but would still be a nice, tasty dish.

Where do you see vegan labelled on this recipe or this page?

Another recipe containing eggs. Suppose it depends on what constitutes Dairy Free.

You can make vegan eggs. This video shows the recipe for Loco Moco but it contains how to make vegan fried eggs. Also, you can leave out the egg and replace it with bite sized fried tofu. That's what I did.

Man...I go to the comments to see if people enjoyed the recipe, not read the same vegan/vegetarian comments over and over. This is vegetarian times, not vegan times. If you don't want to see eggs than don't subscribe to the magazine. So much complaining over FREE recipes.

Yummy!! Vegetarians, by the way, can eat eggs. And cheese. And milk. I don't understand why I keep seeing comments about recipes not being vegan on a vegetarian site. I wouldn't go to another site and complain about every recipe that has meat in it. I just use what I can, and adapt them to my lifestyle. Plenty of vegan friendly recipes here, and other magazines and sites dedicated to vegans. :) x