In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the gochujang, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, vinegar, garlic, and water. Set the bowl aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together spinach leaves, sesame oil and salt. Use your hands to roughly macerate the spinach. Toss in bean sprouts and carrots and mix gently. Place vegetables on a large sheet of aluminum foil, and fold up the foil to enclose the vegetables. Close up the foil packet and set aside.
Select SAUTÉ/Normal on the Instant Pot. When the pot is hot, add the ground beef and break up as much as you can. Add ¼ cup of water and deglaze thoroughly allowing the water to evaporate.
Add in rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and salt and stir well. Add mushrooms and water. Press CANCEL to turn the pot off.
Place a tall steamer rack in the pot on top of the rice. Place the foil packet on the rack.
Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 4 minutes.
When cook time is complete, let the pot release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, use a quick release to depressurize.
Carefully remove and unpack the foil packet. Stir the contents of the packet into the rice, stirring gently.
Serve the rice with the gochujang sauce.
Korean Beef Bowl Tips And Tricks
You may also choose to reduce the ground meat to half a pound.
This dish is perfect with a fried egg or two on top of the rice.
For a meatless version, you can use Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms or large portobello mushrooms that have been sliced.
Dried Shiitake Mushrooms: Soak the mushrooms in hot water while you get everything else together. Drain the water, and add mushrooms along with rice. The mushrooms will finish hydrating under pressure.
Fresh Shiitake or Portobello: Discard the woody parts of the stem. If you’re using portobello mushrooms, use a spoon to remove the gills under the mushrooms to avoid a muddy dark color to your finished dish. Add with rice and proceed as directed.
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