Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kim Chee Soup and Bentos

Ah, the never ending dishes you could do with Kim Chee...yes, I love Kim Chee, as you can tell in many of my recipes like Kim Chee Pork and Kim Chee Fried Rice, etc. So I will continue my Kim Chee recipes and Kim Chee Soup is on the menu today.

Kim Chee Soup

1 jar of Kim Chee (you won't use all of it)
1 piece of pork (thinly sliced) omit if you want this vegetarian
half of a small onion (sliced)
1 small carrot (julienne)
1 package of tofu (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/2 cup of long rice (soaked)
2-3 pieces of shiitake mushrooms (sliced and soaked)
1 can Chicken Stock
Sriracha Sauce
Hawaiian Salt (or Sea Salt, regular salt is ok too)
1 tbsp Sesame Oil

1) In a small bowl, marinate pork with kim chee juice and some Sriracha sauce.
2) In a heated pot, drizzle sesame oil, add in garlic, onions, and carrots and stir for about 5 minutes.
3) Add in pork and continue to cook, about 2-3 minutes.
4) Add in 1/2 cup of Kim Chee and about 2 tbsp of it's juice into the pot.
5) Add in 1 can of chicken stock and about half a can of water, then turn heat to high and let boil.
6) Add in a drizzle more of Sriracha sauce to desired spicy-ness, stir.
7) Reduce heat and add in shiitake mushrooms and long rice, let simmer for another 5 minutes.
8) Add in tofu, stir content and taste.
9) Add salt to taste. If soup is too spicy, add more water.
10) Serve!

While I was waiting for my soup to cook, I decided to make some Teriyaki Onigiri using Gen Ji Mai rice. You can use this recipe except I omitted spreading miso sauce.

One of my onigiri was way too big, it sorta fell apart while I was toasting it. So, I end up eating that one with my kim chee soup, and packed some soup and the rest of the onigiri for lunch tomorrow. I packed it in my Fuel lunch container along with some grapes. I am already excited for my lunch tomorrow!

This morning I made a quick Pesto Turkey Wrap lunch today with my Fit n Fresh cereal bowl container. (see you don't have to use it for cereal!) I spread pesto sauce on one side of a high fiber tortilla, add in a few slices of turkey, lettuce, and some sliced tamago, then roll it up and cut them in 4 pieces. Almost like a sushi roll! Top tier i have persimmons, grapes and frozen soy beans which defrosted by the time lunch came around. It was quick and delicious!


  1. I love kimchi soup too! A great combo to go with bento ;)

  2. I love kimchi too! Looking forward for more of yur kimchi creations! :D

  3. @Anncoo: thanks! The soup goes well in this cold weather!

    @KidsDreamWork: I might be running out of ideas on Kim chee soon, but I am thinking about Kim chee burger next!