Kimchi Fried Rice
It was a quarter to five on a Wednesday afternoon. I was sitting at my desk at work, not wanting to start a new task, because I am ready to end my day. While getting ready to leave work, hunger strikes. I stumbled upon a Korean food blog and a Kimchi fried rice recipe caught my eyes. I clicked into the recipe and the brownish rice with colorful red and green vegetable picture made me salivate. My stomach was making noises and I wanted that Kimchi fried rice. Kimchi friend rice would be the perfect dinner because it looks delicious and the instructions were very simple. Quick and easy was my growling stomach's best solution. I made Kimchi Fried Rice for the first time.
I purchased the ingredients from a Korean supermarket in Irvine on my way home. The Korean supermarket was called H-Mart, and it was located inside the Jamboree Diamond Plaza. The supermarket has a variety of Korean food. The ingredients in the dish were: Kimchi, beef, rice, sesame oil, carrot, spinach, soy sauce, scallions and sesame. The main ingredients were rice, beef and Kimchi; all the other ingredients are optional. You could always add or take out ingredients according to your taste. I always have rice, sesame oil and soy sauce at home so I skipped the three items. I grabbed a shopping cart and walked to the right hand side to the fresh produce department. I picked up some Asian spinach and scallions. Asian spinach is similar to baby spinach used in salad, but it has a bit more texture to it and it does not melt when cooked. Since I planned to make a quick and simple meal, I picked up a packet of shredded carrots which would save me some preparation time when I get home. I moved to the fridge, where the Korean side dishes are located for the Kimchi. Kimchi is a pickled vegetable, spiced with Chili powder and scallions. If you like Kimchi, you can always buy a big tub for later use. Then, I walked to the meat section for some marinated thin cut sirloin. I stopped by the...
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