Kimchi Fried Rice and Broccoli

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of broccoli (1 pound), chopped into 1″ florets *see notes
  • 6 scallions
  • 1 cup Napa cabbage kimchi
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 (2″) piece of ginger, scrubbed, pealed, and finely chopped
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 large eggs, fried
  • optional toppings: kimchi, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sriracha, ground peanuts, freshly ground black pepper, soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Separate dark green tops from scallions and cut into 1″ lengths. Thinly slice white and pale green scallion parts. Keep separated.
  2. Squeeze 1 cup of kimchi over a small bowl to get rid of as much liquid as possible. Coarsely shop kimchi and return liquid to kimchi jar.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and dark green scallion parts, season with salt and cook undisturbed until beginning to char, about 5 minutes. Stir and cook another minute, remove to a plate.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to same pan. Cook kimchi, white and pale green scallion parts, garlic, and ginger (stirring often) for about 2 minutes until soft and fragrant. Push to edges of pan.
  5. Add additional tablespoon of vegetable oil to center of pan and add rice, sesame oil, and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Toss rice and aromatics together, then press into an even layer and cook, undisturbed, until slightly crisped underneath (about 5 minutes).
  6. Return broccoli and scallion tops to pan and cook, tossing often, for about 2 minutes, until rice and vegetables are heated through. Season with salt.
  7. Divide fried rice among plates and top each with a fried egg, some sesame seeds and additional kimchi. Season with fresh cracked pepper and a dash of soy sauce.

Notes:

*Consider using the broccoli stems in your dish. All you have to do is thinly slice the stems so that they cook equally with the broccoli florets. Same great flavor, even a little more crunch, and less waste!

Thank you to the big community of food visionaries out there in the world, working together to inspire and pass on food traditions and flavors. The recipe found on this page started in the May 2022 edition of Bon Appétit Magazine.