Korean Rice Bowls with Turkey and Mushrooms

October 10, 2018
Serves 4

Recipe courtesy of The Foodie Physician

A Korean Rice Bowl, or bibimbap is probably one of the most well known Korean dishes. It literally means mixed rice and that’s exactly what it is. A real comfort food, bibimbap is a rice dish that’s topped with various ingredients like assorted vegetables and meat.


  • Turkey Mushroom Mixture:
  • 4 Ounces
    portabella mushrooms
  • 1 Pound
    93% lean ground turkey
  • 4 Tablespoons
    low sodium soy sauce (tamari if gluten free)
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1
    scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon
    minced garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon
    sesame oil
  • 1/8 Teaspoon
    Black pepper
  • Sesame Spinach
  • 1 Teaspoon
    sesame oil
  • 1 Teaspoon
    minced garlic
  • 5 Ounces
    fresh spinach
  • salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    sesame seeds
  • 1
    English cucumber
  • 1
    large carrot, peeled and julienned (cut into matchsticks)
  • 2 Cups
    cooked brown rice
  • 4
    sunny-side-up fried eggs
  • Optional: gochujang (red chili paste), kimchi


  1. Finely chop the mushrooms. Put them in a bowl with the ground turkey, soy sauce, sugar, scallion, garlic, sesame oil and pepper and mix all of the ingredients together. Let the mixture marinate.

  2. To make the spinach, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add the sesame oil and garlic. Cook a few seconds until fragrant and then add the spinach. Stir until wilted. Season with a pinch of salt and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place the spinach in a bowl.

  3. Slice the cucumber into very thin rounds (I used a mandoline). Put the slices in a colander and sprinkle them with a pinch of salt. Let them drain while preparing the rest of the food. When ready to eat, squeeze the water out of the cucumbers.

  4. Heat the skillet over medium high heat and add the turkey mushroom mixture. Brown the mixture, breaking it up as it cooks. Remove from heat.

  5. To assemble the rice bowls, place equal portions of rice in four bowls. Place a fried egg in the center of each bowl. Arrange some of the turkey mushroom mixture, sesame spinach, sliced cucumbers and julienned carrots around the egg. Stir some gochujang into the rice and mix everything together just before serving. Serve with extra gochujang and kimchi on the side.


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