Kimchi pork mince fried rice

kimchi pork mince fried rice with fried eggThis simple fried rice with pork mince and kimchi, topped with a lightly-fried egg, is absolutely delicious. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side-dish of fermented cabbage and chilli. It’s spicy, slightly sour and very moreish!

I really love kimchi. In Korea, where it is the national dish, it is served as a side with almost every meal.

This dish is very simple and versatile and is a great way of using up leftover rice. In fact, like many fried rice dishes, it works better with leftover rice than with freshly-cooked rice. I just used a pot of boiled rice I had sitting in the freezer.

Aside from kimchi, the other main flavour in this recipe is gochujang, a wonderfully spicy paste made from chilli, fermented soy beans and glutinous rice. Although it might sound exotic, it’s available in all good oriental food shops.

kimchi pork mince fried riceThis was my first time cooking with gochujang, and I’m very glad that I made the ‘effort’ to get some! Previously when I’ve made kimchi fried rice I’ve just thrown in extra kimchi and a chopped fresh chilli or two to make it hotter, but I now realise that the recipe is just so much tastier with this important ingredient included. Best of all, I now have a large pot of the stuff and will have great fun finding other tasty recipes to use it in.

The other ingredients are simple – garlic, onion, a little soy sauce and sugar, sesame oil to finish and a few spring onions and sesame seeds to garnish.

Lean pork mince works brilliantly in fried rice recipes, having a great texture and flavour, as well as being very good at absorbing the other flavours in the dish.

The fried egg on top is the business – the yolk melts in to the rice when you cut into it and it just raises the whole dish to an extra level of gorgeousness.

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Kimchi pork mince fried rice
A quick and easy kimchi and pork mince fried rice recipe.
kimchi pork mince fried rice with fried egg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
kimchi pork mince fried rice with fried egg
Instructions
  1. heat your wok over a medium high heat and add the groundnut oil
  2. when it's nearly smoking, add the onion and fry for a minute or so, until the onion is turning translucent
  3. add the garlic and fry for around 10 seconds
  4. push the garlic and onion to the side of the wok and add the pork mince, frying it for around 2 minutes, until it starts to brown
  5. add the kimchi, kimchi juice, gochujang, sugar and soy sauce, season with black pepper and fry all together with the pork mince, onion and garlic for around 2-3 minutes
  6. add the rice and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes
  7. add the spring onion whites and the sesame oil and fry for a further 2 minutes
  8. in a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil and lightly fry your eggs
  9. serve the fried rice in a bowl, garnished with sesame seeds and the spring onion greens, and topped with a fried egg

6 Comments:

  1. What a tasty recipe, I’ve never tried gochujang but I love kimchi and spicy food. thanks for sharing 🙂 Popping over from #CookBlogShare

  2. yum – love these flavours. Will have to make another batch of kimchi soon 🙂

  3. I have never had kimchi but it sounds like something that I would love! I’ll be keeping an eye out for it. #CookBlogShare

  4. YUM!! What fab flavours. Never tried gochujang – but I love the sound of it! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare 🙂 Eb

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