If you’ve watched a lot of mukbangs, also known as an eating show in Korean, you will find one thing that’s common throughout: cheese.
For some reason, everything tastes so much better with cheese, and today, we’re going to share another easy cheesy recipe that you can make at home so that you can eat while watching your favourite mukbang channel.
Related: Easy cheesy luncheon meat baked rice recipe for lazy home cooks
This dish has such an insane cheese pull, you might actually be tempted to start your own mukbang channel!
Cheesy fried rice recipe
Don’t worry if you’re a beginner in the kitchen, because you’re pretty much only required to cook two things – rice and luncheon meat. Or just one, if you don’t consider rice being placed in a rice cooker cooking!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 120g of luncheon meat
- 1 bowl of rice
- Chopped spring onions
- Mozzarella cheese
- 1 ladle of gochujang
- 1/2 a ladle of granulated sugar
- Ground black pepper (to taste)
- Kimchi (optional)
- Seaweed flakes (optional)
Step 1: Start off by cutting the luncheon meat into strips before proceeding to dice them up into cubes. This will make it easier for you to get luncheon meat in every spoonful of your meal later on.
Step 2: Pour some cooking oil onto a pan and turn on the stove to medium heat.
Step 3: Once the oil is hot, throw in the diced luncheon meat and stir it around until it turns golden brown.
Step 4: Next, turn off the stove and add in the chopped spring onions, gochujang, granulated sugar, some pepper, and a bowl of rice.
Step 5: Mix them all together until they are uniform. The result should be a beautiful shade of orange.
Actually, you can just eat the dish like this because it’s already flavourful and delicious.
But if you want to take it a step further with cheese, you can move on to the next step.
Step 6: Scatter the mozzarella cheese all over the pan. Don’t be afraid to be generous especially if you are a cheese-lover.
Step 7: Place the lid on the pan and turn on the stove to low heat. What you’re doing now is just heating the pan up a little so that the cheese can melt.
Step 8: Once the cheese has melted, you can turn off the stove and serve.
And there you have it! You can eat it as it is, or stir the fried rice with the cheese so that you get cheese in every mouthful.
Mix well and you should be able to see a cheese pull every time you dig your chopsticks or spoon in.
And for the ultimate indulgence, you can eat this with kimchi and even sprinkle some seaweed flakes for extra flavour. Bon appétit!