~Kimchi fried rice recipe; an easy dish to make if you don’t know how to cook (like moi)
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So a few days ago I asked my Instagram fam to vote and tell me if they want a recipe for this. They voted yes, so this is that post!
I’m completely okay with criticism and you all telling me what I’m doing wrong /right. Don’t be afraid to judge me (lol)
Everyone says making rice and beans is easy, but they are the hardest dishes for me to cook. Really sad considering I’m vegan and that’s the only thing I wanna eat these days. Anyway, let’s get to this easy vegan recipe!
Here’s what you need:
Kimchi, Rice, a pan, and Oil (This is all I need but you can add meat, sesame seeds + fried egg)
I get my Kimchi from Walmart because it’s the only Vegan Kimchi I can find. The best one in my area is probably one in a Tony’s Finer Foods. It’s $6 ($2 more than the small vegan jar I get) and huge. Sorry I don’t know the sizes. The $6 one was smelly because of the fish sauce, but it tasted really amazing. I really recommend that one to you non-vegans. Also, the jar it comes in is so useful, I currently have plants in it. You can also use the jar to make your own Kimchi at home.
I have yet to find a big jar of affordable vegan Kimchi, but that’s okay because I end up making everything myself since they’re expensive in stores 🙂
Anyways, I had 2 different leftover rice to choose from. I put too much Kimchi in the pan for my liking, so I added all the rice from the picture above along with the other rice that my mom made that has tomato, which is pictured below.
Choose your rice, get your Kimchi, have some oil ready on a pan over medium heat and you’re ready to be a decent cook!
Making Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice
Step 1 : Oil on the Pan
First thing you should do is put the oil on a pan that’s sitting on high heat (is that how you say it?). Let that pan get hot!
Step 2 : Add the Kimchi!
Now that you have the oil ready and hot, add Kimchi. Lower the heat a little and be careful for splashing! You don’t want to get burned.
You can chop up the Kimchi into smaller pieces too, whatever you prefer. Stir it around for about 3 minutes. Very easy so far. Nothing much to do here guys.
Step 3: Rice
Next you add in your tasty rice.
Sorry I cant show ya how to make rice because I’m not sure how. My mom made the rice so I just used them. The first time I ever made this dish, I made the rice myself. The rice was really mushy and not so great.
I used brown rice, which is hard for my mom to make so we were just really lost about making it. I still ate it though (lol). Only god can judge me and my cooking. (kidding, you guys can judge me all you want)
All you have to do is mix it around for maybe 5 minutes.
You’re gonna lower the heat too. If you need to, add that kimchi juice so the rice doesn’t stick. I like my rice kinda crunchy, but you can’t make crunchy rice with these pans which makes me sad. Well maybe you can but I wouldn’t know how to do it without burning my rice.
I’ve only had rice like that in Korean restaurants. They come in something called a stone bowl which makes the rice taste super good and crunchy. (pictured below)
If you don’t have the right bowls just suffer a little and enjoy this plain Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice. It tastes great and is so effortless. It’s great if you’re in college and live alone or don’t have time to make healthier foods. Don’t eat so much though because now that it’s fried, it takes out a lot of nutrients! ( I mean I think it does, I’m no nutritionist)
Well what else is there to know?
I thought I took more pictures but I guess I didn’t. Anyways, that’s really all there is to it. It’s similar to making eggs to me, very easy peasy. The hard part is making the perfect rice, but luckily there was already rice in the fridge at home.
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How do you guys make your rice or Kimchi fried rice, if you’ve ever made that before.
Are any of you guys vegan? What food do you recommend I try making?
If you’ve tried any of the HealthLab.com tests, let me know what happened, I’m kind of interested myself in trying out the Vegan Test.
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