Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bokeum Bap - Fried Rice - (볶음밥)

Finally...nothing special, but here you go.


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Whenever I make fried rice, I dig through my fridge and try to add as many vegetables as possible. Today I added about 1 cup each of onions, potatoes, celery, carrots, edamame beans, squash, and corn.


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Add 2TB of sesame oil, 2 Tb oil, and 1 TB minced garlic to a large wok and turn up the heat.


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I'm sure you've noticed that we are a pro-Spam household. I added about 1/2 a can, but you can easily substitute the Spam for regular beef, chicken or shrimp.


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First add your carrots and potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes until the potatoes are almost done.


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Then add the rest of your vegetables.


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Then add 2 TB light soy sauce (gook ganjang) and 2 TB soy sauce and mix it well.


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Eyeball it and add roughly half as much rice as the veggies.


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Keep stirring on medium heat until all the vegetables are done (about 10 minutes).

 

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It looks delicious, no?  You can substitute the SPAM for any other meat or you can even skip the meat altogether.


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You're now ready to serve! You can add egg to it if you wish, but with this version of fried rice, I prefer it without egg.


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In case you're wondering why I make so much fried rice at once~

I actually store them in these Ziploc containers and then freeze them. They're single servings and can be reheated in the microwave. Heat on high for about 2 minutes with the lid slightly loose. Then mix it around a bit and heat on high for an additional 2 minutes and you've got instant fried rice. =P It tastes surprisingly good and fresh.

I told you I don't COOK often. This is a perfect cheat meal.

7 comments:

  1. Love your blog! It's so hard to find such detailed Korean recipes considering most parents just don't measure out anything. Not sure if you were planning on putting a how-to for kimbap in the future.

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  2. ^@ anonymous - I will definitely post a how to of kimbap one day whenever I have the time.

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  3. i check your blog everyday for new recipes and was wondering where you were! can't wait for the jeng-ban gooksoo! i loooove all types of gooksoo!

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  4. cant wait for the jeng ban guksoo~! and i always love ur fried rice recipes too for a quick meal~!

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  5. ok im hungry~! this looks really good! how long can u store this in the freezer?

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  6. mmmmmmmmmmm... i feel like korean food is kinda fattening.

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  7. Your blog is wonderful. Watch out for storing and microwaving food in plastic though, particularly because you have a little person. It just isn't safe - particularly heating food in plastic. You also may want to reconsider using corn syrup in your recipes for health reasons as well. These things may be convenient but your long-term health is more important.

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