Kimchi Fried Rice

4 Apr 2015

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice


Long weekends are meant to be enjoyed in the most lazy way possible. Am I right? So why is it that, after going to sleep at around 1:30 AM, I woke myself up at 7 AM without feeling even a little bit tired?

Did I want to be productive? Make an elaborate breakfast? Or was my being awoken by me blurting (out loud may I add) "AU REVOIR" really loudly embarrass me into crawling out of bed and hoping my boyfriend didn't hear.

Why I am having dreams in French, one can only guess.



Kimchi Fried Rice


And unless you consider gawking other food blogs at 7:30 in the morning, then no, I didn't get much done today. No fancy breakfast (fruit and yogurt anyone?), no going for a run (I kind of felt tired thinking about it. Does that count?) and only leaving the house to tutor one student. Isn't that what long weekends are for?


Kimchi Fried Rice


So my dinner (no surprises here) is one of the simplest things to make. Heck, this is like every lazy girl's DREAM! The hardest part about this recipe is making sure you have leftover rice. And seeing as how the rice consumption in this house is pretty crazy (awesome), I seem to always have leftover rice. And yet this recipe is, surprisingly, the first fried rice recipe I have posted for this blog.

And it is not from lack of fried rice being consumed in this house. It is just my inability to take pictures of any savory dish. Also, maybe my lack of trying.


Kimchi Fried Rice


If you like kimchi, you will LOVE this fried rice! Heck, you might even like this if you don't like kimchi.

Two side dishes thrown together to make one amazingly delicious dish? Also, yolkey eggs?? I am dying here! Egg yolk should be a food group of its own. I would buy into that.

Don't worry guys. This isn't going to be my Easter dinner. This is me being lazy before the big day of cooking. Grab a bowl, will you?


Kimchi Fried Rice


Kimchi Fried Rice
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped kimchi
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup day-old cooked rice, at room temperature
  • 1 egg


Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until the onions begin to soften and just begin to brown, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the kimchi and cook for 2 or 3 minutes until it begins to crisp on the edges. Add the soy sauce and rice and stir thoroughly to combine. Cook until the rice is warmed through and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer the rice to a bowl, and set aside.
  3. Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and return it to the stove set over medium heat. Crack the egg into the skillet, and immediately cover the pan with a lid. Cook until the egg white is cooked through and the yolk is barely set. Slip a spatula underneath the egg and transfer it on top of the rice. Use the yolk as a kind of sauce for the rice.

Adapted from Food Network



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18 comments:

  1. Kimchi fried rice has always been the main way I have enjoyed kimchi! That fried egg on top looks amazing :)

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  2. Yes, please! I love this combination, especially with that glorious yolk on top. :)

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  3. The fried egg seems to be the highlight of this simple fried rice...

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  4. Oh, so you eat rice? Awesome! I am not much of a kimchi fan but I do eat it. And no, I have not eaten kimchi fried rice yet. The one you cooked sure looks good and makes me want to have some very soon!

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  5. Somehow the days I wake up earliest are always the days I can sleep in! Murphy's law, I guess. I'm so into this kimchi fried rice!! Love all things with kimchi.

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  6. I can't wait for a lazy weekend again!

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  7. This rice looks so tasty, my friends are obsessed with kimchi :)

    Happy Easter!
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. This sounds so good and perfect for a lazy morning! Have a great week!

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  9. Dishes like this make a great supper for Sunday nights in the this house. We both would love the spiciness and flavors and definitely that egg with the yolkie sauce. Great dish!

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  10. Love kimchi fried rice! perfect with runny egg on top!

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  11. Mmmmm eggs make me so happy, and when fried rice is done right - it is sooooo good :D This looks great Cathleen :) Hahah sounds like you had quite the productive Easter ;) Also, dreaming in other languages sound pretty awesome! :) x

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  12. Kimchi is my new obsession and this fried rice looks amazing!!

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  13. Wow! This kimchi fried looks so inviting. That egg on top making me hungry! :)

    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

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  14. That looks lovely and I'm not even a kimchi fan!

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  15. Kimchi fried rice sounds perfect. Love this recipe!

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  16. I loveeee fried rice! When I got into kimchi, I was just infatuated with eating kimchi fried rice! Gotta add that runny egg on top!

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