If you’ve read my earlier food posts, you know I’m a no-fuss cook–nothing fancy. It’s just a tasty food that requires low effort. In honour of that, this week, I dusted off an old recipe I hadn’t made in a while, Kimchi-Bhutanese Fried Rice. Except for this time, I kicked it up a notch by using Bhutanese red rice. Don’t be scared by this ingredient. In their bulk grains section, you can find it widely at nicer grocery stores (like Whole Foods).
Bhutanese red rice is way better than regular white rice because it’s more al dente, and the colour is pretty, too. Also, the firmer texture is better for making fried rice so it won’t get too smooshy. What I love about this Kimchi-Bhutanese fried rice is that it sounds impressive, but it’s so easy!
Easy Kimchi-Bhutanese Fried Rice Recipe
- 1 fistful ground turkey (minced turkey)
- 1 medium green onions (scallions or green shallots) - diced
- ½ medium yellow onion - diced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash ground black pepper
- Put the Bhutanese red rice in the rice cooker and cook it! One part rice to two parts water. Let the red rice cook for about 20 minutes before starting to combine the rest of the ingredients (below).
- In a large wok, heat the sesame oil until hot and add diced-up shallots and onions. Saute until onions are translucent.
- Add the meat to the wok and season with salt and pepper. Cook until done.
- Then, add in diced-up kimchi. If there is liquid in the jar, pour some into the wok for more flavour. Stir all the ingredients together until combined.
- Add cooked rice to the wok and mix until combined.
- Plate and you’re done!