Who knew Hollywood's elite not only eat healthy but fresh too? Everything needed to make this amazing dish can be found the Poway Farmer's Market and just might give you the boost of Hollywood stars. This is a South Korean ginger fried rice dish, published by People magazine and created for Hugh Jackman by famed restuaranteur Jean-Georges and wife Marja Vongerichten on their public television series, The Kimchi Chronicles.
Go ahead. Fame it up with some amazing and fresh fried rice.
Gather at the Poway Farmers Market:
- 2 large ginger roots, peeled and diced
- 2 garlic heads, peeled and diced
- 2 leek stalks, rinsed and sliced
- 4 large eggs
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, diced
- 1 bunch fresh parsley, diced
- 1 bunch fresh scallions, diced
Ingredients from the Cabinet or Local Grocery Store:
- 8 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Coarse salt, pepper
- 4 cups cooked rice, day-old sticky rice works well too (This item can also be purchased at the Farmers Market)
- Chili powder
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- Saute half of your vegetable oil with 1 tablespoon each of garlic and ginger. Cook until crispy (about two minutes) and let the oil soak/dry out while you let mixture rest on paper-towel lined plate.
- Heat the rest of your vegetable oil, ginger, garlic, and leeks until soft (about three minutes total). Add rice, stirring constantly. Five minutes in, rice will begin to brown.
- Add fresh herbs, scallions and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste as well as 1 teaspoon of chili powder.
- In a separate pan, fry four eggs to "sunny-side-up" or "over-medium." Sprinkle eggs with chili powder.
- Put rice in a serving dish and toss with fried garlic, ginger and a drizzle of sesame oil and soy sauce. Set fried eggs on top and serve.
Add protein options like grilled chicken, sauteed tofu, beef, pork, or even soy beans. Yummy vegetables to add would be chopped carrots, whole snow-peas, cabbage, cauliflower, or even broccoli. Make this dish your own, you star.
You're tasting with the likes of Jackman and Hollywood. In your own home, that sounds like fun and inventive dinner night.