Salmon Bibimbap Korean Rice Bowl Recipe

Salmon Bibimbap is a delicious variation of the traditional Korean rice bowl dish, Bibimbap. It typically includes ingredients like steamed rice, sautéed vegetables, a spicy gochujang sauce, and, in this case, fresh or cooked salmon. The combination of flavors and textures makes it a satisfying and nutritious meal.

Salmon Bibimbap is a delightful twist on the classic Korean Bibimbap, incorporating fresh or cooked salmon to add a rich, savory flavor. Bibimbap, which means "mixed rice," is a traditional Korean dish featuring a bowl of warm white rice topped with various sautéed vegetables, gochujang (Korean chili paste), and often a fried egg and sliced meat. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating.


  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • light olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 carrots (julienned)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 bunches watercress
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 salmon steak or filet
  • 4 eggs (cooked sunny side up; over easy is fine too)
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • Roasted seaweed flakes or sheets (cut into slivers, optional)
  • Gochujang (to taste, about 1-2 tablespoons per serving)


  • First, cook 2 cups of dry rice using your preferred method.
  • Next, heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the carrots for about 1 minute, sprinkling with a pinch of salt. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Next, stir fry the bean sprouts using the same method as with the carrots.
  • Next prep your watercress. Cut each bunch in half and wash thoroughly.
  • In the same pan you used for the carrots, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and let fry gently for about 15-20 seconds. Add the watercress, followed by a ½ teaspoon of salt, and stir-fry until completely wilted. Remove from the heat and toss with the soy sauce, sesame seeds, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Now for the salmon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a pan over medium high heat with 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the salmon. Let brown for about 5 minutes. Flip, and let the other side cook for another 5 minutes. Our salmon steak was pretty thick, so cooking time may need to be adjusted depending on how big your piece of salmon is. When in doubt, just use a knife to gently cut into the center to check for doneness. Looks don't matter with this dish, as we'll be flaking the salmon anyway.
  • While the salmon is cooking, set aside the kimchi and seaweed flakes, cutting up the seaweed with kitchen shears if you're using roasted sheets. Also, cook one egg for each person you're serving.
  • When the salmon is finished cooking, you're ready to assemble your bibimbap.
  • Spoon a nice bed of rice into a bowl and top with a small handful of flaked salmon and your egg. Add as much watercress, carrot, bean sprouts, kimchi, and seaweed as your heart desires. Finish off with gochujang to taste. Stir thoroughly and enjoy with a big spoon!


Calories: 613kcal (31%) Carbohydrates: 86g (29%) Protein: 32g (64%) Fat: 15g (23%) Saturated Fat: 3g (15%) Cholesterol: 210mg (70%) Sodium: 389mg (16%) Potassium: 881mg (25%) Fiber: 3g (12%) Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 5800IU (116%) Vitamin C: 17.6mg (21%) Calcium: 106mg (11%) Iron: 3.1mg (17%)
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