This bibimbap is a California spin on a Korean staple. We’ve lightened things up by replacing the traditional beef with shrimp, included kimchi for its probiotic benefits and added a salad featuring heart-healthy California Avocados. With this meal, you’re in for a flavor-packed treat. I’ve used tamari or coconut aminos to make this gluten free, but if you don’t need to eat gluten free, you can use low-sodium soy sauce.
Spicy Shrimp and Avocado BiBimBap
Total Time: 40 min
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Vitamin A 802 mcg; Vitamin C 31 mg; Calcium 370 mg; Iron 5 mg; Vitamin D 1 mcg; Folate 201 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.52 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 90%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 30%; Iron 30%; Vitamin D 6%.
IngredientsShrimp 2 Tbsp. gochujang (Korean chili paste) 1 tsp. rice vinegar 1 1/2 tsp. low sodium tamari or coconut aminos 1 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 lb. 26/30- count) shrimp 1 Tbsp. neutral cooking oil Sesame Kale 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil 1 Tbsp. low sodium tamari or coconut aminos 1 tsp. rice vinegar 8 oz. baby kale 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds Veggie Salads (Banchan) 1/4 cup low sodium tamari or coconut aminos 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar 2 Tbsp. sesame oil 1 Tbsp. gochujang 1 Tbsp. honey 1/2 cup bean sprouts 4 carrots, julienned 1 cucumber, cut into half moons 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced Bowl Ingredients 2 cups brown rice 1 cup kimchi, drained and roughly chopped 4 fried eggs cooked on very high heat, sunny side up with runny yolks and crispy whites Korean red pepper and sesame seeds to serve (optional)
- Mix gochujang, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil.
- Marinate shrimp in mixture for 20 minutes up to overnight.
- Drain marinade from shrimp and gently pat dry.
- To cook, heat a cast iron skillet on medium high and add cooking oil.
- Cook for about 3 minutes on the first side, flip and finish cooking for about 1-2 minutes until just cooked through. The shrimp will curl into a gentle c-shape when finished.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sesame oil, tamari/coconut aminos, and rice vinegar.
- Add baby kale and toss to combine.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat, add kale, and cover. Cook for about a minute or until kale is just wilted.
- Transfer to a bowl and add sesame seeds. This can be served hot or cold and can be made up to 24 hours ahead.
Veggie Salads (Banchan)
- Whisk together tamari/coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, gochujang, and honey.
- Divide the sauce into four small bowls.
- Add bean sprouts to one bowl, carrots to another, cucumber to the third, and avocado to the last bowl.
- Stir each bowl to coat. May be made up to 12 hours ahead.
- Divide brown rice between four bowls.
- Top each with shrimp, kale, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, avocado, kimchi, and fried egg. Sprinkle with Korean red pepper and toasted sesame seeds.
Serving Suggestion: This bowl is a meal on its own, but an extra bowl of kimchi and some miso soup would be great accompaniments.
Beverage Pairing: Green tea
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
Did You Know?
You can’t always tell if an avocado is ripe just by its color.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados