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Kimchi Fried Rice

Thu, 24 November 2022

Kimchi Fried Rice

Conor Spacey's Kimchi Fried Rice

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tbsp. Irish rapeseed oil
  • 1 sliced or crushed garlic clove
  • 1 thumb-size, peeled and sliced piece ginger
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 80g kimchi
  • 200g cooked rice
  • 2 carrots, grated or thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • handful coriander roughly chopped

STEP 1Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan, and add the garlic, ginger & spring onions. Fry for 5 minsuntil softened, then add the kimchi, stir and fry for a couple of mins more. Add the cooked rice andstir through the vegetables, then add the carrot. Cook for a min until all heated through, then pusheverything to the side of the pan.STEP 2Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat together then pour the rest of the oil into the empty part of thepan and add the egg, season & stir until cooked. Then stir through the rice, vegetables and kimchi.Check the seasoning. Add into 2 bowls and top with the fresh coriander.Simple Empty the fridge KimchiThis is such an easy and great tasting recipe, that is not only packed with good gut pro biotic and thebenefits of natural fermentation but you can also use ends and waste parts of vegetables and fruitsthat you may normally throw away.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chinese cabbage or any soft green cabbage
  • 1 apple (ok if it’s bruised)
  • 2 whole gloves garlic
  • 1 thumbnail size ginger
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 dessert spoons chilli powder
  • Roots and leaves from cauliflower, broccoli. Left over green beans or mangetout etc. left over
  • trimmings from celery or any raw vegetables
  • Left over pieces of onion
  • Good quality seasalt

1. Begin by weighing your cabbage, you need to work out what 2% salt ratio is.
2. Once this is done separate the leaves of the cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle over the salt. Gentlymassage the salt through the cabbage for 2 minutes and then leave to the side. In another bowlgrate and chop your remaining vegetables (you can use really anything here, I tend to keepvegetable stalks etc from throughout the week and also outside leaves and generally bits ofvegetables that weren’t used, remember that this is for raw vegetables only), try to keep themajority of the vegetables the same size and cut to nice small pieces, if using carrots or parsnips theyare always best grated.
 
3. Once done leave to the side for the sauce add your ginger, garlic, apple, chilli powder to your blender and turn to a low speed,slowly add 1 cup of water or enough to turn into a sauce consistency.
4. Now add all your chopped vegetables to your cabbage and then add in the sauce. Using your handsgently mix all together. Using a clean glass jar pack the kimchi into the jar ensuring that you arepressing down on it. You should see the liquid covering all the vegetables. When you get to the topof the jar make sure it is full or you can add a small weight, it is important that the vegetables aretotally submerged. Seal the jar and leave at room temperature for 5 days.
5. You should see bubbles appearing after 2/3 days, this is a good sign that all is going well.On the 5th day gently open the jar, there will be a buildup of gas, if happy with the flavour, place inyour fridge for up to 1 month.

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