Sunday, March 16, 2008

Kimchi Fried Rice

김치볶음밥[Kim-Chi-Bok-Keum-Bob]

I had mentioned in my previous post that you can’t really go wrong when cooking anything with kimchi, say, noodles, rice, dumplings, etc. Here is another very popular kimchi-based dish that is relished by many Koreans and kimchi lovers.

For 2 servings

Main ingredients:
cooked rice (2 servings)
kimchi (1 1/2 cup, chopped coarsely)
bacon (6, or pork belly meat)
egg (1)
garlic (4 cloves, sliced)
shitake mushroom (4, or enoki mushroom)
sesame oil (1 tbl)
sesame seeds
salt


1.
Chop kimchi coarsely.

2.
Cut bacon bite-size and slice mushrooms and garlic.

3.
Scramble an egg and set it aside.

4.
Glaze a frying pan with oil and stir-fry bacon and garlic together.

5.
Add kimchi and mushroom shortly after.

6.
Add cooked rice.

7.
Once rice is mixed in, add sesame oil and some salt.

8.
Mix in the scrambled egg from Step 3 and add a dash of sesame seeds before serving.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Migi....can you recommend something easy for Corrie to make me. I'm getting tired of spaghetti...Young

Migi said...

Hey Young,
Is this not easy enough for you and Corrie? :P If you have some Kimchi with you, try making this Kimchi Fried Rice. (I know this is your favorite :D) How about Tofu Kimchi that I posted today? Hmm... if they are still too difficult, you need a private tutoring from gomo...

Anonymous said...

This looks so good! I love kimchi fried rice but it can be a bit difficult ot measure how much kimchi to add because depending on the brand/homemade, it can vary in saltiness.

I'm also thinking of making a fried-rice style bibimbap (ie using the same ingredients) because I don't have the sizzling pot required for dolsot bibimbap.
Do you think it'll work?

Migi said...

Making bibimbap like fried-rice so that it becomes more like dolsot bibimbap is such a good idea! I think I'll give a try, too.

Eun said...

Hi Migi,

My name is Eun and I am a student living in NYC. By chance I stumbled upon your website and being a fan of Korean cooking tried your kimchi fried rice recipe because it looked easy. And it is! I am amazed by the recipe because my culinary skills is horrible and yet the rice came out so good. =D Thank you for the recipe, hope you are still updating, and may I request the recipe for bibimbap and also dumpling soup with rice cake? Thank you!

Migi said...

Hi Eun, Thanks for your comment. I don't have a recipe for bibimbap "yet" but I do have a recipe for dumpling and rice cake soups. Check out the following posts:
http://www.koreanhomecooking.com/2009/10/how-to-make-dumpling.html
http://www.koreanhomecooking.com/2009/10/dumpling-recipes.html
http://www.koreanhomecooking.com/2009/02/rice-cake-soup-on-new-years-day.html

Pen said...

Hi Migi!
Can the sesame oil be optional or is it essential to the recipe?
Thanks for sharing all these recipes! I'm starting my korean cooking experiment and your blog is my number one place for recipes.

Migi said...

@pen, yes sesame oil could be optional :)