Sweet Potato Rice (Gogumabap 고구마밥) Recipe

Updated on March 22, 2017

Last week, I knew I was going to be super busy, so I prepped my lunch boxes with some delicious, roasted sweet potatoes. With sweet potatoes on the brain, I decided to also make Gogumabap (고구마밥), or sweet potato rice, for lunch. This is a Korean dish that is quite healthy since sweet potatoes are filled with vitamin A. Of course, since I am not in Korea or very close to an H-Mart, I did substitute some of the usual ingredients for what was more readily available and amended a few of the steps you’d use to make traditional gogumabap so that it was easier to make. It still turned out delicious! So if you want to take your taste buds for a spin, then try this spin on sweet potato rice (the easy way)!

What You’ll Need:

  • Pot or Rice Cooker
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Baking Sheet

Main Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Sweet Potatoes (Mine were quite large so I only ended up needing one)
  • 1 Cup of Rice (Brown rice or white rice are fine.)
  • Water

Seasoning Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Green Onions (Usually made with Asian chives but feel free to substitute.)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon of Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar (I only had apple cider vinegar so I used 1 teaspoon.)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Hot Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Seeds

Directions:

  1. If using a rice cooker, go ahead and wash your prep your rice. This involves swishing the rice around in water and draining out the water about 3-5 times. Once that is finished you can add 1 cup of water to your rice and put it into the rice cooker and hit cook.
    1. Don’t have a rice cooker? No problem! Go ahead and wait until after the sweet potatoes are roasted to boil your rice. Most bagged rice only takes 10 minutes to cook.
  2. Preheat the oven for 350 degrees.
  3. Peel your sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes and then rinse them off.
  4. Prepare to bake your sweet potatoes. For easy clean up I lined my small baking pan with tin foil, added my sweet potato cubes, and drizzled some olive oil on top.
  5. Allow your potatoes to bake for around 20 minutes. Occasionally checking to see if they are soft.
  6. If you aren’t using a rice cooker then go ahead and start prepping your boiled rice after 15 minutes have passed.
  7. Once your rice is ready you can go ahead and prepare the seasoning sauce by simply combining all of the listed ingredients in a bowl. Save some of the green parts of the onions to top your dish (Don’t throw them away!)
  8. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and check that they are soft enough to eat.
  9. Add the rice to the bowl/bowls for serving, add the sweet potatoes on top followed by the seasoning sauce and the extra green onion garnish.
  10. Congrats! You have now made a Korean dish! Dig in!

This dish is simple enough to make and it packs a lot of flavor into it. Plus it happens to be both plant based friendly and vegetarian. This meal is great for lunch or dinner so I definitely recommend that you try it out! If you like this recipe leave a comment below. Also feel free to tell me what you’d like to see more of!

(Step 7: Seasoning Sauce)
(Step 7: Seasoning Sauce)

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        Dora Weithers 

        20 months ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks for the recipe. It sounds like a dish I would like to try especially for the baked potato and the sauce.

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        Janelle 

        20 months ago from Houston

        Hope you all enjoy this recipe!

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