Fried rice (볶음밥, BokkEum) is a very common food in Asian cooking. Depending on the Asian country, the ingredients can vary somewhat, but not by that much. Today, I will show you how to make Korean styled vegetable fried rice. There are no particular rules for the ingredients. So, you can use any kinds of vegetables you like. If you add some chopped ham, sausage, or hot dogs, it will be very delicious too. (Just reduce the amount of salt in those cases.) I like to make fried rice when I have leftover rice in the refrigerator. It is a very good way to use your old rice without wasting it. Plus, if your kids don’t want to eat their vegetables, try this dish for them. Not only is it healthy, but it is also delicious. Thanks!
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- YaChae (야채) = Vegetable
- DangGeun (당근) = Carrot
- 2 Cups Cooked Short Grain Rice
- ⅔ Cup Potato
- ⅔ Cup Onion
- ⅓ Cup Carrot
- ⅓ Cup Sweet Pepper
- ⅔ Cup Zucchini
- 2 Eggs (+2 Pinches Salt)
- ½ tsp Salt
- Some Oil
- Some Sesame Seeds to Garnish
Chop 1 medium sized potato (⅔ cup), ½ of an onion (⅔ cup), ⅓ cup of carrot, ⅓ cup of sweet pepper, and ⅔ cup of zucchini finely.
In a pan, add 2 or 3 Tbsp of oil and heat it. Add the potato and onion into the heated pan. Fry them until the potatoes are half cooked.
Add the rest of the vegetables: carrots, zucchini, and the sweet pepper.
Add ¼ tsp of salt and fry them until all the vegetables are almost cooked.
Add 2 cups of cooked rice and fry for 5 more minutes.
Meanwhile, break 2 eggs, and add 2 pinches of salt. Beat the eggs.
Push the rice to one side of the pan to make room to cook the eggs. Pour the egg mixture in the pan.
Cook the eggs like scramble eggs.
When the eggs are almost cooked, mix the eggs with the fried rice and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add ¼ tsp of salt. You can adjust the amount of the salt depending on your taste. It is done. As an option, you can add some sesame oil to your fried rice.
Does it look delicious? It is delicious. I like to eat fried rice with some kimchi or spicy food since the fried rice taste is kind of mild. To serve, sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. Enjoy~~~