Yesterday, I did the unthinkable.
I slept in until 6:35am.
On the weekdays, I usually wake up at 5:50am. And I didn’t post anything new here on the blog on Monday. We have 9 days until Christmas and I’m living on the edge.
Last weekend, we hosted two parties. One for my daughter and her friends. . who – by the way – are all 7 years old. . and my husband swears he heard talk of boys and kissing. . WHAT?!!! I’m so not ready for this. I know my daughter doesn’t even like boys yet . . or so I think . . . let’s hope he overheard something out of context. Parents with older kids, help me out here. . does it start at this age? I didn’t like boys until at least 5th grade.
And then we hosted a small dinner party (tapas night!) for some friends on Sunday night. We had so much fun! I was introduced to this fabulous singing group, Pentatonix. Have you seen these guys on youtube? oh my gawd, I love them. Especially their Evolution of Beyonce. Word.
Anyway, I’m fighting off a semi-cold . . and trying my best not to get sick right now. I have a school field trip, doctors appointments, deadlines and most importantly, girls night out, this week. I’ve got to catch up on my sleep and still have a million and five things to do before next Thursday.
So, what do I do when I’m feeling sick? I drink Emergen-C like there’s no tomorrow AND I eat kimchi. My husband swears there are healing powers in kimchi and I believe it. Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew) is like our chicken noodle soup. And so I always like to make a big batch of kimchi jjigae, kimchi fried rice or some kind of rice bowl filled with kimchi when I’m starting to feel a little under the weather.
Sick or not, this is one of my all time favorite things to eat and make. This rice bowl is so easy to make .. and next year, I’m finally going to make my own kimchi! I’m so excited! Growing up, my mom always made ours and now, I kind of like supporting the Korean small business owners and buying my kimchi from these local Korean markets (we have 2 small ones in Madison) but I just want to do it. I kind of feel like I need to do this to celebrate my heritage. Kimchi party anyone?
This is my I don’t have a lot of time, I’m hungry and want to eat now, fast version of kimchi fried rice . . it’s still absolutely delicious. I hope you enjoy. . and everyone needs to try this. Seriously.
To read my post and to get this fabulous recipe, visit KitchenAid’s blog, The Kitchenthusiast by clicking here.
Kimchi Rice Bowl
Note for the cook: If you are not using your KitchenAid Streamline Cast Iron casserole dish for this recipe, please use day old cooked rice.
Author: Hip Foodie Mom
Recipe type: Main
- 5 to 6 strips bacon, chopped
- 4 cups cooked brown or white medium grain rice
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil, split
- Roasted sesame seeds
- 2 cups kimchi, chopped (plus 2 tablespoons reserved kimchi juice)
- 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
- 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
- Fresh green onions, diced for garnish
- 4 Fried eggs
- Finely shredded gim (dried seaweed), if desired
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and is in partnership with my on-going work with KitchenAid. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
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