Monday, April 20, 2020

How to Make Fried Rice Kimchi

This Fried Rice Kimchi is a Meatless Monday Meal with a protein, a fried egg. Do you like kimchi? I love it with rice. What is kimchi?

In short, kimchi is a fermented vegetable dish. There are hundreds of varieties available, but the one that Americans are most familiar with is made from salted napa cabbage and spices. ... Some regional varieties are made with cucumber, and kimchi often has a spicy kick thanks to the red pepper flakes in it.

Is it like sauerkraut? Sauerkraut uses white cabbage (common cabbage) and is usually spiced with caraway seeds. Kimchi is based on chinese cabbage and it is spiced with chillies or chili paste, garlic and fermented krill paste resulting in an equally healthy but much more pungent end product. Kimchi doesn't just make your inner beauty shine through – it makes your outer appearance appear excellent as well. Because the selenium found in garlic in kimchi keeps your skin and hair healthy, eating kimchi helps you prevent wrinkles in the long run. So, eat kimchi!

You can add other items to this dish like; water chestnuts, baby peas and/or carrots. If you want meat added to this recipe, try some diced ham or any leftover cooked meat. Serves 2


3 tablespoons unsalted butter 
1/2 small onion, diced 
1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped 
1 cup kimchi, chopped 
2 tablespoons kimchi juice
2 cups cooked jasmine rice or your favorite rice, cooled
2 tablespoons soy sauce 
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (to fry eggs)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 fried eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste 
Garnish: scallions, chopped and/or sesame seeds 


In a skillet add butter over med/high heat. When hot add in the onions and cook until translucent. Add in the kimchi and kimchi juice, stir to boil then add the broccoli cook until softened, 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add rice to pan, stir until rice absorbs juice, about 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Taste and adjust soy sauce, kimchi juice or sesame oil, if necessary. 

Reduce heat and fry your eggs in the vegetable oil. Salt and pepper, to taste. To serve: on each serving plate divid kimchi mixture, top with a fried egg and garnish with some chopped scallions and sesame seeds. 

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