By Romi on September 21, 2004
"Kimchi is a type of Korean food in which vegetables have been fermented in a spicy red pepper sauce. It can be eaten alone as well as combined with different dishes to give them a unique flavor. You can purchase premade kimchi at a Korean market or Asian market carrying Korean products. Fish cakes are fried slabs of ground fish and starch. They are light brown in color and can also be obtained in a Korean market in the freezer section. I found this recipe on the internet, but I have made some modifications to it that have resulted in a tastier version of kimchi fried rice. While some of the ingredients are optional, I recommend using as many as possible to enhance the recipe's flavor."
Serving Size: 1 (240 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"OK, I'm not Korean and have never made this before, so take this for what it's worth, but I would say the red pepper listed in step 7 is an essential ingredient. When you squeeze the kimchi, a lot of the red pepper in it washes away with the liquid, so the resulting dish is not all that spicy, and I assume anyone thinking of making this recipe likes things spicy. I didn't use the pork but added the soy sauce and sugar directly to the rice. I used brown rice."
"thanks a million! when i found this recipe, i knew i had to try it b/c this was one of my favourite dishes growing up. i made it without the pork, and substituted sesame oil for corn oil. very quick and easy."