Kimchi Fried Rice & Egg
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for drizzling on rice
- 3 cups day-old cooked white short grain rice
- 3 finely sliced scallions, white ends and green parts separated
- 1 generous cup roughly chopped kimchi, plus some reserved juice
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 eggs
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
- Place rice in a large bowl and drizzle with a little vegetable oil. With your hands, separate rice grains as much as possible without smashing or breaking them. Use just enough oil to coat each grain.
- Heat oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the white parts of the scallions (save the green for the end) and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the kimchi and juice and stir to toss. Add the rice and toss to coat, distributing the ingredients evenly. Allow the rice to cook for about 10 minutes, tossing halfway through, or as needed, to keep the bottom of the rice from burning.
- Drizzle with the sesame oil and soy sauce, and toss to distribute evenly. Cook for another 3-5 minutes, tossing as needed to keep the bottom of the rice from burning. Taste for seasoning, and add a sprinkling more sesame oil and soy sauce, if desired. Toss half of the remaining the green onions in the pan with the rice. Quickly give it a toss to distribute, then divide rice between two bowls.
- Fry or poach both eggs and use to top the kimchi fried rice. Garnish with reserved green onions and sesame seeds.
- Not included: Vegetable Oil, Sesame Oil, Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce
- Serving Size: 2
Does cooking the kimchi for 15 minutes on medium high heat not kill the probiotics and negate it’s benefits?
I have enquired with Uri Laio, who makes Brassica & Brine Kimchi, (raw/fermented) and he said that the product can withstand some heat but it is hard to say at what point it loses it’s probiotic value (and is effectively pasteurized). He suggested, if you are worried about this, to add some raw kimchi at the end of the cooking. Hope this helps!
I have asked Uri, the maker of raw/fermented Brassica and Brine Kimchi. He says the kimchi can take a certain amount of heat before it has “pasteurized” but it is difficult to know at exactly what point that happens. He recommends, if you are worried about losing the kimchi benefits, that you could add some raw kimchi at the end of cooking. Hope this helps!