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Posted on May 21, 2007 in Bento, Fish or Seafood, For Kids, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Meat, Recipe, Rice | 8 comments

Kimchi fried rice snack bento

Kimchi fried rice snack bento


Kimchi fried rice snack for preschooler

Morning prep time: 2 minutes. Yesterday we went out to watch San Francisco’s huge and wacky Bay to Breakers race, and I threw together a quick snack for Bug in case we weren’t able to eat at a reasonable time. In addition to the blueberries and cherries, we had leftover kimchi fried rice that I’d made the night before with refrigerated rice leftover from a previous dinner. The fried rice also has carrots, red bell peppers, bacon, kamaboko (fish cake), shallots, green onions, egg and Korean chogochujang sauce. I keep some of the flavorful chogochujang sauce on hand in the fridge to eat with grilled veggies, Korean-style sashimi, and to quickly flavor fried rice — it’s complex and has some sweet heat to it, but it won’t blow your head off.

Chogochujang Recipe

4 Tb gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
2 Tb vinegar
2 Tb sugar
1 Tb garlic juice
1 tsp ginger juice
1 tsp sesame seeds

Mix all ingredients together. This can be made gluten-free by using a brand of gochujang paste that uses rice flour instead of wheat flour.

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  1. I found a little tube-type chogochujang sauce at Nijiya. It is easy to use and small enough (I don’t cook Korean that often, so don’t need a huge jar of chogochujang sauce).

  2. Ooh, good tip for SF locals. What brand is it? Maybe others can find it at other Japanese or Asian markets, too.

  3. Hmm, looks interesting. I’ll have to pick some up next time we’re in Florida.

  4. They ship. :) They’re from a teeny town south of La Belle, which is kinda in the middle of nowhere. I don’t know anybody who carries it on the shelf outside of there.

  5. Ah, something for the wish list, then.

  6. It is Youki brand, and there are other sauce like Seshuwan hot sauce (Tobanjang), etc, etc. Net WT 3.52oz, forgot how much it was (can’t find receipt, sorry!) but guess around $2. Oh, and no MSG.

  7. Ah, thanks for the info, yumi! I like Youki’s gara soup (Chinese chicken stock) granules — I’d be curious to try their pastes as well.

  8. I’ve been looking all over for a gochujang that is gluten free. Do you know of a brand that is? I’d love to find one in my Super Hmart (korean grocery market).