Note to Self: If you’re looking for a dish that’ll present the “wow” factor this is probably it. With a table side presentation where your guests will surely be impressed. I adapted this recipe from Seonkyoung Longest, I’ve been obsessed with her videos on YouYube and her weekly 15 minute cooking challenges. She’s super fun and hilarious but really impressive…if you have time to kill check her out 🙂 She made this Korean volcano fried rice and I knew I had to try it out! The concept of this dish is that the rice will be formed into a faux volcano and then with a little indentation and groove on the top you’ll pour whisked eggs and watch as the “lava” runs down the volcano. Pretty neat huh?! I wish I had gotten a side view of the “lava” running down the mountain in the video but alas, it didn’t happen. Oh well, perhaps I’ll make this again one day and recreate the moment for you guys. 🙂 But until then definitely give this a shot and try it out! It not only looks cool it tastes yummy too!
- For the Sauce
- ½ cup diced onion
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp pureed ginger
- 2 Tbsp gochujang, Korean red pepper paste
For Fried Rice
For the Egg Mixture
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp salt
- In a mixing bowl, combine ½ cup diced onion, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp black pepper, 3 tsp minced garlic, ½ tsp pureed ginger, 2 Tbsp gochujang and set aside.
- In a small bowl beat 4 eggs with ½ cup water and 1 tsp salt and set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over high heat; add 1tbsp sesame oil and sauce mixture, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 minute. Stir occasionally.
- Add cold cooked rice and mix well. Spread evenly on bottom of pan, reduce heat to medium low and leave it for 1 to 2 minutes to create crispy rice bottom.
- Crush and add the roasted seaweed and mix into the rice.
- Using 2 wooden spatulas form a volcano shape with the rice, if it’s taking a while turn off the heat so the rice doesn’t burn.
- Create an indentation on top of the volcano and a spout.
- Turn heat back to medium if you turned it off. Pour egg mixture on top of the hole, and it’ll be like lava is coming out from volcano.
- Scramble lava eggs so they will evenly cook, about 2 minutes. When eggs are settle, it’s ready to dig in! Enjoy!
Original recipe adapted from: http://seonkyounglongest.com/volcano-fried-rice/