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Light Kimchi Fried Rice

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 454
Protein 35g
Fat 15g
Carbs 45g
Total Time 20 minutes

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Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe

Ingredients

Light Kimchi Fried Rice
Ingredients for 4 hearty servings

  • 1 1/4 lb pork sirloin, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (SUB: chicken, tofu, beef)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups napa cabbage Kimchi, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 cups cooked (long grain) brown rice (TIP: use day-old rice)
  • 2 tablespoons juice from Kimchi
  • 1 tablespoon Gochujang (or Sriracha)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  • low sodium soy sauce to taste
  • Garnish
    • fried egg
    • nori strips
    • sesame seeds
    • red pepper flakes
Steps
  1. Set a nonstick wok or skillet on high heat.  Once hot, spray with a little avocado oil, then add pork.  Cook until the outside edges are seared and the meat is cooked through, about 4 to 6 minutes.  Then remove from the skillet.
  2. Add an egg to the skillet and chop it up and scramble it.  Then remove from the skillet.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, then add oil, onions and ginger.  Cook and caramelize the onion for 2 – 3 minutes until fragrant and the onion has turned brown and translucent.
  4. Increase the heat to HIGH, then add Kimchi and mix everything together.  Cook for 1 – 2 minutes, then add the rice and cook for 1 – 2 minutes, ensuring that every grain is toasted and the Kimchi is well integrated into the rice.  Fold in the fresh garlic, cooked pork and egg.  Add Kimchi liquid, Gochujang and a little bit of soy sauce.  Ensure everything is well mixed.
  5. Remove from the heat and enjoy!  For each portion, add a bit garnish – I highly recommend a fried egg!
    Light Kimchi Fried Rice

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Calories
454
Protein
35g
Fat
15g
Carbs
45g
Sodium
Fiber
6g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.