Rice-cooker bibimbap

Make quickly and easily at home in your rice cooker!

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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A colourful mix of rice, meat and veggies, this is the Korean bibimbap in rush mode. Don't forget to top it up with the egg. It adds a creamy richness that binds everything together.
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Rice-cooker bibimbap
  • 2 cup (400g) sushi rice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 medium carrot (120g), cut into matchsticks
  • 1 medium zucchini (120g), cut into matchsticks
  • 250 gram minced (ground) beef
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed, extra
  • 1 cup (260g) kimchi, chopped
  • 2 cup (500ml) boiling water
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, extra


Rice-cooker bibimbap
  • 1
    Rinse rice under running water until water runs clear.
  • 2
    Set rice cooker to sauté or regular cook function. Add 2 teaspoons of the oil to cooker; cook carrot and zucchini, stirring, for 2 minutes or until slightly softened. Remove from cooker.
  • 3
    Heat another 2 teaspoons of oil in cooker; cook beef and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until browned. Stir in sauce and sugar; remove from cooker, cover to keep warm.
  • 4
    Place another 2 teaspoons of the oil, rice, extra garlic, half of the kimchi and the boiling water in the cooker; stir to combine then close lid. Set to regular cook function.
  • 5
    In the last 5 minutes of the cooking time, top the kimchi mixture with zucchini, carrot, beef, bean sprouts and remaining kimchi, keeping each ingredient separate.
  • 6
    To serve, place the egg yolks into the centre of the bibimbap and stir to combine; drizzle with the extra oil.


Kimchi is a spicy fermented cabbage used in Korean cooking and as a condiment; it is available from Asian food stores and some delis. Bibimbap is a popular every-day Korean dish of rice, topped with vegetables, meat and a raw egg; it is designed to be mixed together at the last moment to combine all the flavours. Our recipe is speedily made in a rice cooker.

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