Kimchi fried rice is one of the most famous dishes in Korean cuisine. Do you know how to make this tasty food without too much effort?
Have you been so tired of thinking “What should I eat tonight?”
Today, I will introduce to you a simple recipe to make a delicious with rice. That is kimchi fried rice or kimchi-bokkeumbap – one of the most famous dishes in Korean cuisine.
Do not hesitate! Follow our easy recipe to make your own kimchi fried rice with bacon! And you can rest assured that it is super delicious!
What is kimchi fried rice?
The name of the dish tells you the main ingredients! It is fried rice cooked with kimchi, of course. To give your meal more flavor and texture, you can eat some kinds of meat and vegetables with your rice.
This is also a healthy and nutritious meal. It can provide a lot of probiotics and improve your digestion system!
Especially if you are a busy person, this Korean fried rice is an ideal choice. You do not need to prepare too much in advance to make kimchi fried rice, as long as you have rice and kimchi.
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You will feel a little spicy and sour taste from kimchi, subtle smoky flavor from bacon, and a crunchy feel from enoki mushrooms.
- Kimchi fried rice is a great way to turn some of your leftover steamed rice to a hot dish. So, can you use newly cooked rice as well?
Freshly steamed rice will be soft, moist, and gluggy when you stir fry it. Therefore, if you have just cooked the rice, you need to leave it out for 5 to 10 minutes. The room temperature will cool the rice down before you prepare to cook.
Or, you can make the rice drier by reducing water when you steam it.
- You need to remove the mushrooms’ roots, then rinse the mushrooms in cold water and drain them.
- The most quality kimchi must be at least two weeks old. If not, you can add ½ teaspoons of rice vinegar into the kimchi juice so that it can sour.
- The kimchi juice is this liquid at the bottom of the kimchi container or package. However, if your kimchi is just new or not two weeks old enough, it will be challenging to get ¼ cup of kimchi juice. Instead, you can use 2 ½ tablespoons of kimchi juice combined with one tablespoon of gochujang.
Are you afraid of spicy food? So, you can use one tablespoon soy sauce instead of gochujang.
Directions to make kimchi fried rice
Making kimchi fried rice is so easy. Follow these simple steps, and you will enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal.
Heat up the pan, then add some cooking oil.
Add some garlic, and stir it for about ten seconds.
This step is optional. Add some bacon and stir it until half of it is cooked. You can totally replace bacon with another kind of meat you like, for example, fried beef or grilled chicken.
You can do this step if you want. Add some mushrooms and stir them well. Remember to reduce the heat to medium or medium-low.
Make one omelet. Put it onto the rice and sprinkle sesame. Add sesame oil and mix them again. Because kimchi can be different in saltiness, taste the rice and add more soy sauce if you want your kimchi rice to be salter. Then, remove the pan from the heat.
Now, it is time to roll your sleeves and make kimchi fried rice
All you need to prepare are a few ingredients, and you will have a tasty lunch! And it will not take you too much time to cook. Whenever you have kimchi, you can make kimchi fried rice anytime you want.
Besides this famous Korean rice, you can renew your menu with Rice Rolling With Beef And Kimchi or Chicken Simmered With Kimchi. Everything you do with kimchi will make your family happy and full, as long as you know a recipe!
Have a nice meal! I will be so glad if you share this recipe with others!