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Skillet Bibimbap Pizza

This easy dinner has all the zingy, savory flavors of the Korean crispy rice dish, but is compacted to serve in slices like a pizza.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

4 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced on the bias

1/4 cup gochujang sauce

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

1 clove garlic, finely grated

4 ounces ground beef

2 large carrots, grated on the large holes of a box grater

1 cup kimchi, coarsely chopped

4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cut into strips

1/4 cup vegetable oil

4 cups cooked long-grain rice

1 large egg

Toasted sesame seeds, for serving

Directions

  1. Position an oven rack in the bottom of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees F.
  2. Cover the scallions with ice water and chill until ready to serve (the ice water will make them curl).
  3. Whisk together the gochujang, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic in a small bowl until smooth. Mix 3 tablespoons of the gochujang mixture with the ground beef in a small bowl until combined.  
  4. Toss 1 tablespoon of the gochujang mixture with the carrots, kimchi and shiitake in a medium bowl until completely coated. 
  5. Pour the oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet and swirl to coat. Add the rice and press down to flatten and cover the entire surface of the skillet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the gochujang mixture and spread it evenly over the rice, leaving about 1/2-inch of the edge exposed. Spread the carrot mixture evenly over the sauce and top with tablespoon-size portions of the beef mixture. 
  6. Heat the skillet over high heat until the sides start to dry out and you see the oil sizzling around the sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to the oven and bake until the meat starts to brown, about 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, crack the egg in the center and return to the oven to continue baking until the egg is set, 5 to 6 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes. 
  7. Remove the scallions from the water, pat dry and sprinkle on top of the pizza. Top with the remaining gochujang sauce and some sesame seeds. Cut into slices to serve.

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