Kimchi-fried rice with shiitake mushrooms

2
20 minutes

Ingredients

Kimchi fried rice

  • 500g of short grain rice, cooked and allowed to cool completely, ideally overnight in the fridge
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of kimchi liquid, from the bottom of the jar
  • 1 tbsp of gochujang
  • 2 tbsp of groundnut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 200g of shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 200g of kimchi, ideally more mature and funky tasting kimchi, drained and roughly chopped

To serve

  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, fried or boiled

Method

1
As cooked short grain rice is much stickier than long grain, I like to stir the sesame oil into the rice first, breaking up any large clumps along the way. Prepare your sauces by stirring the soy sauce, kimchi juice and gochujang together in a bowl
  • 1 tbsp of gochujang
  • 500g of short grain rice, cooked and allowed to cool completely, ideally overnight in the fridge
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of kimchi, juice from the bottom of the jar
2
In a wok or large frying pan, preaheat the groundnut oil over a medium heat. Fry the chopped onion until golden. Add the shiitake mushrooms and kimchi, then fry until their edges caramelise and the mixture smells very aromatic
  • 200g of kimchi, ideally more mature funky tasting kimchi, drained and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp of groundnut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 200g of shiitake mushrooms, fresh, sliced
3
Turn the heat up to high before adding the cold cooked rice. Spread the rice out so that everything is heated through, and jab lightly with the edge of your spatula to break up any lumps
4
Pour the sauce mixture over the rice, stirring and tossing to make sure all the grains are thoroughly coated. Continue cooking until the rice starts to brown and crisp up on the edges
5
As the saltiness of kimchi varies, check for seasoning, adjusting with a pinch of sea salt as necessary. When ready, stir in the chopped spring onions and serve topped with fried or boiled eggs
  • 2 eggs, fried or boiled
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped