Kimchi Fried Rice

  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 strips of bacon, diced
2 carrots, julienned and then coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, grated
9 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced lengthwise into quarters
½ courgette, julienned and then coarsely chopped
2 spring onions, finely sliced
300g kimchi, chopped into small pieces
740g cooked short-grain rice
1 teaspoon sea salt
8 grinds of black pepper, or to taste
4 soft sunny side up fried eggs

For the garnish

1 spring onion, finely sliced
Sprinkle of Korean chilli flakes (gochugaru)
Sprinkle of black pepper

1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the bacon and sauté until edges are crispy, about 2-3 minutes.

2. Using a slotted spoon remove the bacon from the frying pan and let drain on kitchen towels. Reduce heat to medium and add the carrots and garlic to the frying pan.

3. Cook, stirring constantly, until carrots are just softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Then mix in the mushrooms, courgette, spring onions and kimchi, and continue to sauté until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Return the bacon to the pan. Add the rice and mix to incorporate well using a wooden spoon to break up the rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Transfer fried rice to a serving plate or platter, top with the fried eggs and garnish with spring onions.

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