February 26, 2011

Bibimbap (Mixed rice with vegetables) - Bulgarian style

This delicious dish is a perfect refrigerator cleaner. You can use any type of vegetables, meat, or cheese to compose this dish. It is an ideal food to serve when you have friends over. Just prepare everything in advance and arrange in individual clay pots. Bake and serve when your guests come.

6-8 servings

  • 1 big onion, sliced
  • 3 large carrots, julienned
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 different colors bell peppers, julienned
  • 1 bunch of collard greens (or spinach), julienned
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 chicken thighs, cut into small bites
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups steamed rice

 First steam the rice.

Till the  rice is cooking, clean and slice the vegetables. 


Brown the chicken in 1 tbsp oil. Add spices to your taste, such like salt, fresh ground black pepper, cumin, and savory.

Take out the chicken, add a another tablespoon of oil and saute the onions. Season the vegetables.

Turn the oven on to preheat to 400 F. Next saute the peppers, and the jalapenos.

Then the Collard greens. Add oil if needed.

Arrange the ceramic pots on a cookie sheet. and start layering the ingredients. Start with the rice.

Next add the carrots, onions, peppers, greens and the chicken. Crack an egg on top of each, add a pinch of salt and black pepper on the egg.

 Place the lids and bake for 30 minutes. Take out the lids at the last 10 minutes.

Pour a glass of red wine and enjoy!


  1. Ooh, this is something different for me! I'm Korean and we have bibimbap frequently at my house. It's a fairly simple yet tasty dish! Instead of baking however, we just put the bowls on top of the stove. I don't know if you get the same thing with baking, but after you finish eating most of the contents in the bowl, there's a nice crispy layer of rice stuck to the walls of the bowl. My sister and I love scraping them off and eating them at the end!

  2. you dont get the same effect when you bake and the all-important crispy layer is missing. however we are not sure whether the bowls we have are suitable for direct heat on the stove...