Thursday, January 13, 2011

mmmmmm (kim)POP!

Just as everyone has some form of a taco in their country (wrap, spring roll, lettuce wrap), everyone has some form of sushi (sandwich, rice bowl, kimpop). I LOVE kimpop. My mom used to pack these for me when I was kid to take to school since I wouldn't touch a sandwich. You can put whatever you want in these. My family always uses hot dogs (free of artificial gunk), eggs, cucumber, and pickled radish. I also like to add kimchi into mine and it makes it uber delicious. They can be packed with protein for a good, healthy snack, or however you like it. For my sister-in-law, who isn't a fan of meat, we just use cucumbers and eggs and it's just as wonderful. You can also use brown rice instead of white rice, a combination, or no rice to be a little more paleo.

8 cups cooked rice
1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
1 T salt
1 T sesame oil
2 T sesame seeds
12 sheets of plain seaweed (remember, this makes 12 rolls so you can half all of this)
8 hot dogs, sliced into long skinny pieces and sauteed in pan until slightly cooked
8 eggs, whisked in bowl and fried into thin sheets
1 cucumber (sliced into long skinny pieces)
1 "Dakwan" radish sliced into long skinny pieces (pickled radish you can find at any oriental market)

Mix all ingredients from rice down to sesame seeds together. Spread a big spoonful of rice onto seaweed sheet until sheet is covered, but don't use a ton of rice. Add rest of ingredients lengthwise in 1 row on sheet, then roll and slice into about 1/2 inch pieces and heat your heart out!

1 comment:

  1. My Colombian daughter and her Korean friend from school (we live in Bogota and can get all the kim pop ingredients inexpensively) just made about 10 rolls, so yummy, she's the best at kim pop.