The Curious Case of the Spicy Kimchi Fried Brown Rice

Fried rice. Perhaps the ultimate comfort food. How could we possibly make it better? We were curious. We went in search of an answer. And we found it: Kimchi.

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  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ lb. ground pork
  • ½ medium white onion, diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 cups cooked short grain brown rice (preferably cooked one day prior)
  • 1 ½ cups kimchi, roughly chopped into medium bite-sized pieces
  • 2 eggs, whisked together
  • ½ tsp. chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 scallion, chopped, for garnish
  1. In a large sauté pan, heat oil. Once heated, add pork and cook, stirring constantly until meat begins to brown, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add in white onions and sauté with meat until translucent, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic and cooked rice, stir to mix. Add in kimchi and then the egg. Stir, mixing into rice, essentially scrambling it into the rice mixture.
  4. Add in the chili sauce, soy sauce, and oil. Cook for 10 minutes on medium-low heat, incorporating flavors.

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