Discover Korean Food 65: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “Yeongyang-dolsotbap, Norishing Hot Stone Pot”

Yeongyang-dolsotbap is a nourishing dish of rice, ginseng, jujubes and chestnuts which are believed to have healing properties. Rice tastes best when cooked in a stone pot because it cooks evenly and stays hot in the pot.

[Ingredients & Quantity]
360 g (2 cups) non-glutinous rice
90 g (½ cup) glutinous rice
30 g black bean, 60 g (4 ea) chestnut, 32 g (8 ea) jujube, 37 g cultivated pine mushrooms, 24 g (12 ea) gingko
10 g (1 tbsp) pine nuts
25 g ginseng(fresh wet ginseng)
600 g (3 cups) water
seasoning sauce:
54 g (3 tbsp) soy sauce, 14 g (1 tbsp) minced green onion
5.5 g (1 tsp) minced garlic, 1.1 g (½ tsp) ground red pepper
6 g (1 tbsp) sesame salt, 0.3 g (⅛ tsp) ground black pepper
8 g (2 tsp) sesame oil

1. Wash the non-glutinous rice and glutinous rice cleanly, soak in water for 30 min., drain water on a strainer for 10 min. (non-glutinous rice 440 g, glutinous rice 110 g).
2. Wash the black bean, soak in water for 3 hours drain water on a strainer for 10 min (63 g).
3. Skin the chestnuts, cut into 2~4 pieces. Wipe the jujube with damp cotton cloths, cut the flesh round, divide into 2~3 pieces.
4. Skin the cultivated pine mushrooms, slice it into 0.7 cm-thick, maintaining the mushroom shape.
5. Preheat the frying pan and oil, stir-fry the gingko for 2 min. on medium heat with rolling, skin off. Remove tops of pine nuts, wipe the nuts with dry cotton cloths.
6. Wash the ginseng cleanly, remove the head part, cut into 2 cm-long and 0.7 cm-thick round.
7. Blend seasoning sauce.

1. Put the non-glutinous rice, glutinous rice, black bean, chestnuts, cultivated pine mushrooms, ginseng and water into the stone pot, heat it up for 10min. on high heat. When it boils, continue to boil for another 3 min.
2. Lower the heat to low, add the jujube, gingko and pine nuts, boil it for 10 min. Turn off the heat, steam it for 10 min. for well-done.
3. When the rice is well-done, mix them thoroughly. Put in a bowl and serve with seasoning sauce.

*When the rice boiling water overflow, open the lid shortly and shut down again.
*Cultivated pine mushrooms may be replaced by brown oak mushrooms.
*All the prepared stuffs may be add into the pot from the very beginning.



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