Bibimbap contains all the nutrition that is needed for a complete meal. Moreover, it includes the added advantage of being adaptable to practically any recipe. Bibimbap is creative as well as unique in that its color and appearance will vary according to the ingredients used and the personal tastes of the preparer.
The primary ingredient of bibimbap is rice, typically plain white rice, while the vegetables are prepared in advance. Red pepper paste is added for a spicy flavor, while a splash of sesame oil or perilla seed oil is included to enhance the bibimbap's savoriness.