Blogging Marathon# 37: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Street Food from Around the World
Dish: Kimchi Fried Rice from Korea
My theme for this week’s Blogging marathon got me very very excited. It is Street Food from around the world. Learning about the different dishes that are served as street food from various countries was very interesting and there are so many dishes that I wanted to make at home. But since we are posting for only 3 days, I had to narrow down my search to 3 dishes. Hopefully I can make the rest of my bookmarked dishes some time soon.
For the first day, I made Korean street food — Kimchi Fried rice.From what I’ve read online, Koreans make fried rice with overripe kimchi that needs to be used up. I personally love fried rice because it s a great use of leftover rice and there are infinite variations to come up with.
As I mentioned in my Kimchi post, store bought ones might have seafood in them. So I used my homemade kimchi to make this fried rice. I had some brown rice in the fridge that I used here, but white rice can be used instead. Fried egg with a soft yolk is traditionally served over the rice, but that can be skipped altogether for a vegan version.
Adapted from Herbivoracious.
Vegetarian Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)
- 3 cups White Rice Brown or - (leftover rice that has been chilled preferred)
- 4 Green onions - chopped
- 1 Ginger " - piece, grated
- 2 cloves Garlic - minced
- 1 cup Kimchi - drained and chopped
- ½ tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 Eggs (optional)
- to taste Salt Pepper &
- Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan; add the grated ginger and garlic, cook till fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add green onions and cook till wilted, about 2~3 minutes. Next add all the veggies and stir fry on medium heat until the veggies are crisp tender, about 6~8 minutes.
- Stir in kimchi, gojuchang (if using), salt and pepper.
- Add the rice and mix well. Cook until the edges start to crisp up a little bit. Finally add the sesame oil, mix well and serve hot topped with the fried egg (if desired). Enjoy!!