Simplifying Korean Cuisine: Quick Pork Belly Kimchi Bowls
Indulge in the harmonious blend of succulent crispy pork belly and the fiery kick of Kimchi with these Korean Pork Belly and Kimchi Bowls that effortlessly ignite your taste buds. With a recipe so effortlessly simple, requiring just eight ingredients and a few straightforward steps, you can have a steaming bowl of this flavor-packed delight ready to enjoy in a mere ten minutes.
Don’t be misled by the brevity of this recipe. Swift preparation doesn’t undermine its explosion of flavors. This dish offers a gastronomic experience similar to any that you’ve had while tucked in a booth in Koreatown. It’s a flavor fest that has won the unanimous approval of The Woks of Life community.
So, let’s get to the cooking!
Ingredients for Savory Korean Pork Belly and Kimchi Bowls
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 8 oz. pork belly (thinly sliced)
- 1 large onion (sliced thin)
- 2 cups kimchi
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon Gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
- 2 cups cooked medium grain rice
- 1 scallion (finely chopped)
Directions for Quick and Flavorful Korean Pork Belly and Kimchi Bowls
- Get your wok or skillet searing hot over a high flame. Pour in the oil, and quickly stir-fry the pork belly for about 1 minute until it’s slightly caramelized.
- Next, toss in the onion, kimchi, and sugar, letting these cook together for an additional 3 minutes. Add a hit of gochujang and continue cooking for one more minute.
- Serve this flavorful mix over your prepared rice, finishing it off with a garnish of chopped scallions.
The Unique Appeal of Quick Korean Pork Belly Kimchi Bowls
Despite being a quick meal to put together, these Pork Belly Kimchi Bowls pack in a wholesome mix of flavors and nutrients. Pork belly is rich in protein, and kimchi is well known for its probiotic properties. The bowl is rounded off with the essential carbs from rice, making this a balanced meal in itself.
Moreover, the bowls offer a chance to explore Korean cuisine right at home. The use of gochujang introduces the uninitiated to the quintessential spicy-sweet flavor profile that is a staple in many Korean dishes. So go ahead, give this a try and enjoy a speedy, tasty meal that gives a peek into the world of Korean gastronomy.