Pine Nut Porridge

Pine nut porridge

Recipe: Pine nut porridge (잣죽)

Summary: Pine nut porridge is a high-protein porridge that Koreans eat when they are sick or feel under the weather. The benefits of pine nuts are well known. They are believed to help strengthen immune system and digestion. Pine nut porridge doesn’t require many ingredients and it can be a good hot breakfast too.


  • Rice 1/2 cup
  • Pine Nuts 1/3 cup
  • Water 2.5 cups
  • Salt very little


  1. Soak 1/2 cup of rice in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes
  2. Blend the rice and water in a blender
  3. Blend the pine nuts with 1/2 cup of water in a blender
  4. Cook the blended rice in a pot and stir it until it slightly gets thickened.
  5. Add the pine nuts to the pot and stir for another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Add salt and serve in a bowl when it is hot.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Kimchi Fried Rice


Recipe: Kimchi Fried Rice

Summary: Kimchi is as delicious as it is. It also is a magic ingredient of other dishes. We make hotpot, soup, pancake, dumpling and many other things with Kimchi. Kimchi fried rice is so easy to make and quick to prepare.


  • Chopped Kimchi 1/3 Cup
  • Kimchi juice 2T
  • Cooked Rice 1 bowl
  • Sesame Oil 2t


  1. Put oil in the pan and heat the pan.
  2. Add chopped Kimchi to the pan and cook for 2 mins
  3. Add rice to the pan and mix with cooked kimchi
  4. Add Kimchi juice to the pan and stir the rice on the pan until rice absorbs the juice.
  5. You can serve with an fried egg on the top of the rice

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 3 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Culinary tradition: Korean

HyeDupBap – Korean Chirashi

Spicy Chirashi

Recipe: Hyedupbap (Spicy Chirashi)

Summary: Hyedupbap means rice covered with sashimi in Korean. Hyedumbap is one of my favorite Korean dishes. It is a mix of fresh vegetables, fresh sashimi, sweet and spicy sauce. It is very easy to make. All you need to do is thin-slicing all the ingredients.


  • Diced Tuna or Salmon 1/3 Pound
  • Thin Sliced Lettuce 2 leaves
  • Thinly sliced Sesame Leave 5 Leaves
  • Green Pepper 1/5
  • Thin Sliced Cucumber 1/5
  • Thin Sliced Carrot 1/5
  • Sliced Garlic 1 clove
  • Red Chili Paste 1T
  • Sesame Oil 1t
  • Sugar 1/2 T
  • Vinegar 1/2T
  • Cooked rice 1 bowl


  1. Put the rice in a large bowl
  2. Place thinly sliced lettuce, sesame leaves, carrot, garlic and green pepper nicely on the rice.
  3. Add diced tuna or salmon on the top of the vegetable.
  4. Make the sauce by mixing red pepper paste, sesame oil, sugar, and vinegar.
  5. Serve the sauce on the side or put it on the top of fish.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Culinary tradition: Korean

Bibimbap – Mixed Rice Bowl

Koreans cook and eat many different kind of vegetables. Bibimbap means mixed rice in Korean. If you have any vegetables in the fridge, you can mix them up with rice and Korean chili paste and make your own bibimbap!

Cooked Rice 1 bowl
Carrot 1/5
Cucumber 1/5
Bean Sprout little bit
Spinach 1/5 bunch
Lettuce 2 leaves
Egg 1
Ground Beef 0.1 L
Soy Sauce 1t
Sesame Oil 1T
Sugar 1/2t
Pepper 1/4t
Mashed Garlic 1/2t
Chopped Green Pepper 1/2t
Red Pepper Paste 2T

1. Thin slice carrot and add a little bit of oil to the pan and quickly cook sliced carrot
2. Thin slice cucumber and lettuce
3. Boil spinach and drain. Add a little bit of salt and sesame oil to spinach
4. Boil bean sprout and drain. Add a little bit of salt and sesame oil
5. Fry an egg
6. Add soy sauce 1t, sesame oil 1/2t, sugar 1/2t, black pepper 1/4t, mashed garlic 1/2t and chopped green pepper 1/2t to beef and mix them well. Cook beef in the pan
7. Put cooked vegetables and beef on the top of rice in a bowl
8. Add the egg on the top and add the rest of sesame oil
9. Serve with red pepper paste