Meaning mixed rice, Bibimbap is a colourful dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with an array of vegetables, beef, a sunny side up fried egg, and Gochujang (red chili pepper paste). Leave out the meat and egg for a vegan option.
Mix the seasoning sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Trim the spinach roots (if any), blanch the spinach briefly in salted boiling water until wilted and bright green, about 1 minute. Rinse under cold water, drain and squeeze out excess water. Add half of the dressing and 1/2 tsp of sesame seeds, mix well and set aside to marinate.
Blanch the bean sprouts in salted boiling water until they are softened but still have a bit of crunch, about 2 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water, add the remaining dressing and spring onions, mix well and set aside.
Sauté sliced carrots in a lightly oiled pan over medium heat for 2 minutes until softened. Season with 1/4 tsp of salt.