Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Korean Fried Rice

Korean Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokum Bap)...just the way mama makes it!  I made this recipe for my love this weekend and thankfully it was another success for recreating my parents Korean food!

Korean Fried Rice (Serves 6-7)
Time: 15mins Prep and 30mins Cook
- 4c of cooked Rice
- 2-3tbsp Butter
- 6-8 slices of chopped Bacon 
- 1c Carrots, Minced
- 2c Potatoes, Minced
- 1/2 Onion, Diced
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2-3tbsp Soy Sauce (Optional)
- 1-2c diced Kimchi
- Salt and Pepper

 If you have never tried kimchi, this could be your opportunity! While the description of "spicy fermented vegetables" may not intrigue you, it is delicious and healthy. The cooked kimchi adds a nice flavor to the fried rice, it also tastes different than kimchi on its own.  Click here for a mini article about kimchi from Health.com. If you can find these,try these brands: Bing Gre, Cosmos, and Chin Jung.

  1. Cook your chopped bacon for 4-5mins, make sure they don't get crispy. 
  2. Drain your bacon on a few sheets of paper towels and wipe the pan of bacon grease.
  3. Add your butter and cook your carrots and potatoes for 4-5mins on medium/medium low covered.
  4. Add your onion and kimchi and toss together for another 4-5mins with the other vegetables to marry the flavors. 
  5. Put your rice and bacon into the pan and mix well!  Add salt and pepper to taste, you can enjoy as is or take it another step further!

Omurice (Optional)
You can add in scrambled eggs or make a thin omelet like my mama does! The recipe below is adjusted for two thin omelets.

- 2-3 whisked Eggs
- Olive Oil 
  1. Add enough olive oil to your pan to coat
  2. Pour some of your egg mixture onto the pan and turn your pan to coat it with the eggs.
  3. You will create a very thin "omelet," let it sit for a few minutes until you can flip it.
  4. Once it is cooked, put in on top of your fried rice and enjoy! 
I like to add a little ketchup and/or Sriracha hot sauce! 

Note: When reheating fried rice in microwave, cover the rice with a wet paper towel. It will give some moisture back to the rice. 


Lauren said...

I can't wait to make this!!! I am so excited for the omurice! Thank you for sharing your recipe :)

Eat. Love. and Be Merry. said...

I hope you guys enjoy it Lauren!! Let me know how it turns out!