Cycle 12 – Item 170
24 (Thu) June 2021
Kimchi Fried Rice
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
Another dish made for the primary purpose of using up cilantro (see generally 12.161 783 Grams of Cilantro) – this was the last of it.
Unlike prior applications, which go naturally with cilantro (e.g., Mexican, Indian dishes), I tried the cilantro in kimchi fried rice, which traditionally wouldn’t include cilantro – Korean food generally doesn’t use cilantro. In the same fusion spirit, I also added pickled jalapeños.
It worked, sorta. But the cilantro or the jalapeños didn’t really do much to elevate or reinvent the dish.
W and the Boyz were thoroughly glad to hear that the cilantro was finished.
Another batch is probably now ready for picking.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)