We received our second Purple Carrot order this week, and everything looks as fresh as the last time. Outside of cooking the quinoa and blanching the asparagus, there was no cooking involved. A traditional Bibimbap (meaning: mixed rice) involves warm rice topped with seasoned, sauteed vegetables and topped with a hot or salty sauce. In this version from Purple Carrot, the sauce is a wonderfully hot chile sauce.
created by The Purple Carrot
- 1/2 c edamame (pre-cooked/steamed)
- 1 c quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 2 green onions
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 lb. asparagus
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 c fava beans (pre-cooked)
- 1 c mung bean sprouts
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 2 TBSP guchujang chili paste
- 2 TBSP rice vinegar, 2 tsp tamari, 2 tsp sesame oil
- Prep: wash & dry produce. Roughly chop the spinach. Trim asparagus and chop into 1 inch pieces. Thinly slice green onions (discard bulbs). Rise quinoa over a fine mesh strainer.
- Add quinoa and 2 cups water to small pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, then cover, and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with fork and set aside.
- Blanch the asparagus. Remove from pot into a bowl and run under cold water to stop cooking.
- Make the dressing: whisk together the sauce mix (rice vinegar, tamari, and sesame oil) in a small bowl. Add the gochujang chili paste and whisk until a smooth consistency is formed, about 1 minute.
- To serve, assemble each bowl with quinoa, spinach, fava beans, asparagus, edamame, green onions, carrots, and mung bean sprouts. Top with sesame seeds and gochujang sauce.