I have been to a Korean friends house where they serve their kids what they call 'kimbap' but its really just taking rice and wrapping it in seaweed. Which is delicious but I've learned that its not really kimbap.
For the first time I got kimbap from the school cafeteria. I don't know why I waited so long!!! Its only $1 and its amazing. Needless to say I'll be doing this a lot more often.
Well, all this to say I've been sick for a bit and now I'm on a short term 'diet' where I'm limiting any simple carbs that I eat. Can I tell you how hard that is in the land where all food comes with white rice and all sauces use sugar??
Basically that means I'm having to cook. And I'm too lazy to cook anything difficult. So, I bought brown rice from the market (it pained me to have to buy uncooked rice when cooked white rice is so cheap and plentiful here) and cooked some up the other day. At home I had seaweed so I decided to make the kid version of kimbap at home... it was delicious!! I have had it every day for the past 3 days and I love it more and more... even when I use cold rice (I don't have a microwave to easily heat up left over rice so I eat it cold...). For as much as it hurt to buy rice at the grocery store, I was reminded of how much I LOVE brown rice. Yummy!!
So I figured I would share the recipe here so you can make it at home.
Super Easy Kimbap
cooked brown rice
seaweed sushi wraps
salt and pepper
I tear 1 sheet of seaweed into 4 square pieces. I then put 1 to 2 tbsp of rice into the wrap. Add salt and pepper. Fold the sushi wrap around the rice and eat.
Can it get easier than that??!!??
If you want a more Korean version of kimbap you can try this recipe. I found it online and it looks delicious and still pretty easy. In fact, I may try it at home myself soon... on a day I don't feel like being lazy. Well, maybe I'll just buy it in the cafeteria.