Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Lee’s One Fortune Farm has had its fall harvest available in limited quantities for the past couple of weeks at many farmers tailgate markets, including purple and brown rice varieties. The flavor of rice this fresh elevates even the simplest preparations, but Korean bibimbap is a dish that can really highlight all the best of your market haul.
Bibimbap is a hot rice bowl topped with cooked and marinated vegetables, optional meat (usually beef), and egg. You can vary it seasonally or according to taste. Start with the Lee’s purple rice, cooked one-to-one rice to water. The result is a slightly sweet and earthy base for the bibimbap. You can serve it at room temperature or reheat on a tray in the oven to achieve a crusty bottom layer similar to the traditional method of serving in a hot stone bowl…..