Kimchi Fried Rice
Recipe & Photography By: Peachonomics
Feeling productive I cooked kimchi fried rice for 4 people and ate it myself. Seriously though, I LOVE kimchi fried rice and it’s a dish that I can truly say that when you make it at home, it tastes JUST AS GOOD as it does in Korean restaurants. But I still order it at Korean restaurants because I love rice #ricefam simply use cooked rice (day old works best) and cook it in a pan with a little oil. (You can also add chopped bacon or turkey bacon in a pan and cook first before adding the rice). Add chopped kimchi and scallions. Cook until heated well. Finish off with a drizzle of sesame oil. Serve with a fried egg (mix the yolk in with the rice!) I also added some cucumber, toasted black sesame seeds, more kimchi, avocado and radish sprouts
1 1/2 cups left over rice
1 cup kimchi, coarsely chopped and 2 tablespoons juices reserved*
3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1 (3.5-ounce) cucumbers
1 avocado diced
1/2 add your favorite left over meats
1 fried eggs
1/4 cup nori strips (optional)
handful of sprouts
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
Warm up left over rice
In a small bowl, whisk together kimchi juice, soy sauce, gochujang and sesame oil.
Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in kimchi, meats. Cook, stirring constantly
Stir in rice, and kimchi juice mixture
Serve immediately with eggs, nori strips, and sesame seeds
What is Kimchi? Benefits?
Why to try it: Kimchi (or kimchee) is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, but its biggest benefit may be in its "healthy bacteria" called lactobacilli, found in fermented foods like kimchi and yogurt. This good bacteria helps with digestion, plus it seems to help stop and even prevent yeast infections, according to a recent study. And more good news: Some studies show fermented cabbage has compounds that may prevent the growth of cancer.
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