HelloFresh Canada Review: Bibimbap Rice Bowl and Spicy Sesame Sauce

I’ve shared this HelloFresh Canada recipe with you before but I had to share it again because it was just as good, if not better, the second time around. It’s another quick and easy review. I snapped the photos with my phone while I cooked and baby Steven played on the kitchen floor. My life is all about simplicity and convenience now that baby is here and HelloFresh Canada definitely makes dinnertime SO much easier.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..

Bibimbap Rice Bowl and Spicy Sesame Sauce with Beyond Meat®, Zucchini and Carrots

This Korean rice bowl is packed with veggies, rice and Beyond Meat®. Finish it off with a sweet and spicy sesame sauce, then stir all these vibrant ingredients together for a classic Korean experience.

  • 2 unit Beyond Meat®
  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 200 g Zucchini
  • 170 g Carrot
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Gochujang
  • 2 unit Green Onions
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce.

Bring 1 1/2 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) to a boil in a covered medium pot. While the water comes to a boil, peel, then cut carrot into 1/4-inch thin slices, then cut slices into 1/4-inch matchsticks. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then into 1/4-inch half-moons. Thinly slice green onions. Stir together 1/2 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl), half the honey, half the soy sauce and gochujang in a medium bowl.

Add rice to the pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min.

While the rice cooks, toss zucchini, carrots and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the middle of the oven until tender-crisp, 8-10 min.

While the veggies roast, heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add the sesame seeds to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown, 4-5 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on them so they don’t burn!) Transfer to a plate.

Heat the same pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then Beyond Meat ®. Cook, breaking up the patties into bite-sized pieces, until slightly crispy, 5-6 min.** Remove pan from heat, then add remaining soy sauce and remaining honey. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir half the sesame seeds into the medium bowl with the sauce. Sprinkle remaining sesame seeds over veggies. Fluff rice with a fork. Season with salt and stir in half the green onions. Divide rice between bowls then top with Beyond Meat® and veggies. Drizzle with spicy sesame sauce, then sprinkle remaining green onions over top.

Thoughts & Tips

You already know I LOVE this HelloFresh Canada recipe so I thought instead of telling you once again just how good it is, I would share some tips with you instead. For this particular HelloFresh Canada recipe here’s what I did/changed…..

  • I sliced the carrot into half-moons rather than long peices
  • I fried the carrots and zucchini in a frying pan for 7-8 minutes rather than roasting in the oven
  • I crumbled the Beyond Meat rather than breaking into bit-sized peices
  • I skipped toasting the sesame seeds because…..well, I was short on time
  • My husband is home this week so I gave him 2/3 of the serving and myself 1/3
  • baby Steven ate some of the rice and Beyond Meat, he LOVED it
  • if my husband wasn’t home I could have easily split this in to 3 servings for myself

This is one I will definitely order again!

-AYOB Sarah

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