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Korean Gimbap

Korean Gimbap Recipe

If you are in the mood for a delicious and nutritious meal, Korean Gimbap is the perfect choice. This traditional Korean dish features seasoned rice, fresh vegetables, and proteins like egg or beef, all rolled in a sheet of seaweed. It’s a versatile, portable, and easy-to-make dish that can be enjoyed for lunch, a picnic, or even a snack. Gimbap offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures that is sure to please anyone.

Tips to make the Korean Gimbap recipe:

1. Use Fresh Ingredients: The key to tasty Gimbap is using fresh and high-quality ingredients. From the vegetables to the proteins, fresh ingredients will enhance the flavor and texture of your Gimbap rolls.

2. Season Your Rice: Properly seasoned rice is crucial for authentic Gimbap. Mix your cooked rice with a bit of salt, sesame oil, and sesame seeds to give it the traditional taste. Do this while the rice is still warm to allow the flavors to meld perfectly.

3. Prep Ingredients in Advance: Save time by preparing your ingredients before you start assembling the Gimbap. Slice your vegetables and cook your proteins ahead of time. Having everything ready will make the rolling process much smoother and quicker.

4. Use a Bamboo Mat: To achieve a perfect roll, use a bamboo mat designed for sushi or Gimbap. It helps in rolling the seaweed and rice tightly, ensuring that your Gimbap doesn’t fall apart when you slice it.

5. Keep Your Knife Wet: When slicing your rolled Gimbap, keep your knife wet. This prevents the rice from sticking to the knife, making cleaner cuts and more attractive pieces.

How to Make Korean Gimbap Recipe?

Korean Gimbap Recipe

Korean Gimbap Recipe

Michelle Kim
Follow this recipe to prepare delicious Korean Gimbap, a popular Korean dish consisting of seaweed rice rolls filled with various vegetables, meat, and pickles.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine korean
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 Bamboo mat For rolling the gimbap
  • 1 Non-stick pan For cooking the fillings


  • 2 cups Rice Short-grain, cooked
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5 sheets Seaweed Nori
  • 1 Carrot Julienned and sautéed
  • 5 Eggs Beaten and cooked into a thin omelette, sliced into strips
  • 5 Pickled radish Danmuji, sliced into strips
  • 200 g Beef Cooked and thinly sliced
  • to taste Salt and pepper For seasoning


  • Mix cooked rice with sesame oil and salt. Let it cool.
  • Place a sheet of seaweed on a bamboo mat, shiny side down.
  • Spread a thin layer of rice over the seaweed, leaving about 2 cm at the top edge.
  • Arrange fillings such as carrot, cucumber, egg strips, pickled radish, and beef horizontally over the rice.
  • Use the bamboo mat to firmly roll the gimbap, pressing gently as you go.
  • Cut the roll into bite-sized pieces with a sharp knife.
  • Serve with soy sauce or any preferred dipping sauce.


Feel free to experiment with different fillings like avocado, crab sticks, spinach, or tofu for variety.


Serving: 100gCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 320mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 10000IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 500mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Gimbap, Kimbap, Korean Rice Rolls, Vegetarian Options
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