Asia: South Korea: South Korean Gochujang Fried Rice


South Korea:




South Korean Gochujang Fried Rice



2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

1 cup thinly-sliced mixed color bell peppers

½ cup diced carrots

¼ cup diced onion

4 cups cooked and refrigerated white rice

2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot and sweet pepper paste), or to taste

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons sliced green onions

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds



Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and add vegetable oil. Add garlic and ginger, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add bell peppers, carrots, and onion, and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add a splash of water if the pan gets too dry.

Add rice, gochujang, soy sauce, and sesame oil, mixing everything well, and stir fry until the rice is hot.

Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, and serve.



Gochujang comes in many different variations with different degrees of spiciness. You can use hot & sweet Gochujang and it’s pretty spicy. Make sure you taste your gochujang and adjust the amount to use accordingly.

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