Submitted by our resident chef, T-Sizzle
The flavors in my Kickin’ Kimchi Fried Rice made me instantly think of the song “Kick It” by NCT 127. The song is full of bass and energy and opens with the assertive lines: “Let me introduce you to some new thangs…Bass swing kickin’ like I’m Bruce Lee.”
The spice from the kimchi in the rice reflects the confident spirit of the NCT track; at the end of each bite, there is a savory “kick”. This is a quick recipe that can help satisfy those take-out cravings!
- 1 Cup Jasmine (preferably leftover/day old rice)
- 2 Cups of Water
- 15-20 Slices of Kimchi (roughly 2 Cups)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Sesame Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
- 1/4 of an Onion
- 1 Clove of Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon of Oyster Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon of Hoisin Sauce
- 3 Eggs
- Scallions/green onion (optional garnish)
- If you do not have leftover/day-old rice, prepare one cup of Jasmine rice according to the bag instructions. Let the rice cool for about 30 minutes before using it. The rice should be room temperature or cooler (right out of the fridge is fine!)
- Chop up 1/4 of an onion, mince the clove of garlic, and cut the kimchi into smaller bite size pieces.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
- Add vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil to a wok or stir-fry pan and move the oil around to coat the entire surface. This will prevent the ingredients from sticking to the pan when you begin frying.
- Heat the wok/pan on medium-high. When the oil is hot, add the onion and kimchi. Stir frequently to make sure the ingredients cook evenly.
- When the onion is almost translucent, add the garlic. Then when the onion is translucent, move all of the ingredients to the side to make space for the eggs.
- Add the remaining half tablespoon of sesame oil to the wok in the space that you cleared for the eggs. Then add the beaten eggs. Gently stir them as they start to set. When they have cooked, combine all of the ingredients in the pan together.
- Now, add your rice, one scoop at a time. After each scoop, add your sauces (soy, oyster, hoisin). Mix thoroughly.
- Turn off heat, cover and let steam for 5 minutes.
- (Optional) Finely slice up some scallion and sprinkle over the top before serving.
And there ya have it! I hope you enjoy this recipe and have fun while making it. To see any behind the scene cooking videos from any of T-Sizzle’s recipes, follow his Instagram @kpopcocina. All of his recipes are inspired by a k-pop song, and he is usually bumping music while cooking. Until next time…
From T-Sizzle and Kadraya, With Love