THIS™ isn’t bacon and Aye Pickled kimchi fried rice
Fried rice is a favourite for a few of us here at Easter Greens. It's quick, easy, versatile and cheap but also filling and delicious. Here THIS™ isn’t and Aye Pickled have done all the hard work for us with their meaty bacon for that extra bite and ready to go kimchi which just needs to be added straight from the jar. In a rush? Just add rice, cook and go!
300g cooked and cooled rice
(we used last night’s leftover brown rice)
150g Aye Pickled Kimchi
1 clove of garlic, minced
½ inch ginger, minced
¼ white onion
2 tbsp neutral oil
2 spring onions
Sesame oil (optional)
1. Heat a frying pan over a high heat and add in your neutral oil. While it heats, thinly slice the white onion and cube the bacon.
2. Start by frying the onion until it’s soft and translucent then add in the bacon and thirdly the kimchi (juice and all!). Cook for 3-5 minutes allowing the kimchi juices to caramalise. Next add in your garlic and ginger and cook for another minute or two so that it gets nice and fragrant.
3. Finally add your rice, it’s best to use cooked and cooled rice as it separates to give you nice and fluffy fried rice but you can also use fresh cooked rice, just be a bit
more gentle when stirring. Stir fry the rice and kimchi mix until the rice is evenly coated with your delicious spicy sauce, its starting to crisp on the bottom and its piping hot.
4. Serve with thinly sliced spring onion on top and a drizzle of sesame oil to finish if you fancy. Enjoy!