When my daughter stopped eating meat it took me awhile to find my groove cooking things without meat. We all loved fried rice but it didn’t seem to have enough flavor without putting bacon in it. This dish definitely has enough flavor with or without bacon. I made a cookbook of all her favorite recipes when she moved out and this is from that book. I am not someone that measures much, I cook almost completely by feel so take these amounts as a guide and not an order. This is our go to side when we have many different Asian themed meals, such as the above Furikake Ahi.
cooking oil (about 2 tablespoons)
1 cup kimchi, cut into thumbnail size pieces
1/4 to 1/2 onion
5 or 6 baby carrots finally chopped
Ground pepper to taste
2 cups steamed white short/medium grain rice – if it is freshly cooked, leave it out for 5 to 10 mins at room temperature to cool down before cooking, we often used leftover rice.
3 x-large eggs, scrambled
1/2 tsp minced garlic (you can use equal amount of fresh ginger too)
1/4 cup kimchi juice – this liquid is from the bottom of the kimchi container
Shoyu (amount depends on how dry rice is)
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 to 2 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds, to garnish
(optional) 1/2 stalk green onion, thinly sliced
(optional) roasted seasoned seaweed, shredded
On medium high heat preheat a pan/wok and once heated, add the cooking oil and spread it well with a spatula.
Add the garlic, stirfry it fast for about 10 seconds. Then add onion and baby carrots and fry for a few minutes. (you can add chopped bacon here too if you need that in your fried rice)
Add the kimchi and stir until 80% of it is cooked. Add the rice and the kimchi juice. Mix all of them together well and thoroughly.
I like to grind some fresh pepper in at this point.
Add shoyu and sesame oil and continue to mix rice to soften and make moist. (you can cover to steam it a little but make sure not to burn the bottom).
Add scrambled egg, mix together and turn off heat.
sprinkle green onions and shredded seaweed if you like.
Hope you enjoy this, I buy no MSG kim chee but you live your life.