Bokkeumbap Recipe

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Aug
01

What they eat for breakfast in South Korea isn’t really all that different from
what they eat for lunch and dinner. Some rice, meat, and kimchi are already a
complete meal for them at any time of the day. Korean food has distinct flavors
that aren’t meant for a picky eater. There are a lot of people who are weary about
trying this new cuisine, but craves for this unique flavor after having it.
The base for all Korean dishes is called Gojuchang. Gojuchang is a red pepper
paste that is incorporated in almost all of their food – it is tangy, hot, garlicky,
and umami. You can find this in your local Korean grocery store. Almost every
city has one!
Korean food is truly one of a kind. During mealtimes, a wide array of side dishes
called banchan are served with the main dish. Kimchi is something that you will
always see at the table as it is a staple in their diets, you may also see a variety of
pickled and fresh vegetables as side dishes – and it goes amazingly well with
meals.
Bokkeumbap is the Korean word for “fried rice”, and this can be made with any
kind of protein that is available to you. It goes great with beef, chicken, and
especially pork belly. Serve this with a runny egg, and enjoy!
Serving Size: 3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
3 cups cooked rice
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup Onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/3 cup Kimchi, chopped
5 oz. beef, sliced into bite-sized pieces
3 cups assorted vegetables
2 green onions, finely sliced
2 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tsp Gojuchang paste
Procedure:
1. In a large pan, heat up the vegetable over the medium high heat. Add in
the onions and sauté until fragrant and transparent. Add in the garlic and
sauté until a little browned. Add in the sliced meat and cook until the
beef is no longer pink.
2. Add in the kimchi and cook for another 2 minutes or until the kimchi is
slightly cooked. Add in the vegetables and stir until the vegetables are
soft.
3. While the vegetables are cooking, combine Gojuchang paste, oyster
sauce, and sesame oil in a small mixing bowl. Add this mixture to the
wok or pan and cook for another minute.
4. Once everything is well incorporated, add in the cooked rice and stir fry
until the ingredients are distributed throughout the rice.
5. Serve hot with a fried egg on top.

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