17 August 2013

Dishes with Dee featuring: Kimchi and Rice- a quick one

You guys.
Has anyone else just been in a craze lately?

Things have been non-stop and insane for about the last month straight.
From the time I wake up to the time I finally get back into bed at night I am like a freaking Energizer Bunny.
And I sleep less than 6 hours a night.
So that is Energizer Bunny mode for like, 18 hours, y'all.
(Woe is me, right?)

So when your schedule gets all jam-packed, what the heck do you do for dinner?!
Especially when you love your kitchen?!

For nights when serious cooking just isn't going to happen, but if you eat take out sushi from Whole Foods again you'll probably choke on the ginger, you need a go-to meal.
Something easy.
Something quick.
But also something delicious.

For me, this is Kimchi  (kim-chee) and rice with a fried egg.
Don't know what kimchi is?
Girl, you is missin' out.

Kimchi is a staple in Korean food.  It is essentially fermented cabbage.  Sounds gross right?  Wrong.  Fermented foods are actually delicious and very good for you.  They retain much of their nutrients whereas cooking vegetables can cause them to lose a lot of their healthy benefits.
Also it is spicy.
So how can you complain?

I'll pause and give you a second to google it.

Now that you are all into it, you are like "Where can I buy this stuff?!"
I'll tell you.
Go to CAM Asian Market on the corner of Reading Road and Glendale Milford Road.
While you're there, go to the frozens and grab you a bag of goyza.  (It's pot stickers, y'all-- excellent drunk snack)

So, dinner.  The great thing about kimchi is that you don't cook it.  You can just mix it right in with your rice directly out of the jar.

So here's what ya need:
A few cups of cooked rice- I use jasmine, and I always make like 4 cups and use leftovers for fried rice
1/2 cup of kimchi- coarsely chopped
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1 egg
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1/4 cup cilantro plus some for topping
Sesame oil
Sesame seeds

And here's what ya do:
Fry your egg.
While the egg is cooking, add a dash of sesame oil, cilantro, and lime juice to your rice and mix it up.

Then you plate everything.

I put the rice on a plate and just surround it with everything else.

Fast. Easy. Good for you, and satisfying.

What is your go-to dinner when you're in a rush?

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