My recent post Simply Cook is Simply Lush focused on the gorgeous Thai Red Prawn Curry I was able to make with my the Simply Cook recipe box I received for trial. It was gorgeous, as I’m sure you gathered from the post, but it was a safe choice on my part because I already knew I loved Thai red curry.
I was feeling a little more adventurous last night, so plumped for something I’d never heard of – Bokkeumbap.
The picture looked tasty so I thought I’d give it a go, I already had all the ingredients needed, so it was lovely that I didn’t have to shop in order to cook such a fancy dish.
According to the recipe card, Bokkeumbap means fried rice. We’re a hungry bunch in our house so we made a little more rice than the recipe suggested, but I don’t think it diluted the flavour in any way. I also went to town on the veg because I wanted a healthy feast.
The recipe suggests 1/2 a white cabbage, 3 spring onions and any veg or leftovers you need to use up. We had no leftovers to add but I did have some veg that I thought would complement the ingredients. I added some kale, some thinly cooked carrot strips and a couple of shallots too.
The method was super simple, I had to add little pots of flavouring at different times in the cooking process, but as it was quite a basic stir fry method, it involved nothing more taxing than stirring.
My egg-frying needs some practice, but my fiance has perfected the art and got a picture that actually resembled the recipe card for me. Look at his handy work!
He’s mildly embarrassed that the egg isn’t perfect, but I ruined the yolk on mine so I was glad of his skills!
The flavour was delicious. I had no idea what Korean food should taste like, but Bokkeumbap was gorgeous! I’m not great at food descriptions, but it was savoury, with a small kick to it. It tasted a little bit like Chinese food, but the flavour felt less in-your-face and more natural.
Since Rob doesn’t eat any meat these days, it was fab to be able to make something that we could both enjoy without me feeling like I was making a compromise.
Simply Cook cater for vegetarians and those who eat a gluten-free diet too.
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