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Kimchi fried rice is simple but tasty. If you make your own kimchi, or are able to find a vegetarian version without fish sauce, the recipe can easily be made vegan. I used this recipe.
If you have tried kimchi in the past and didn’t like it, I’d suggest trying it this way or in dumplings. I don’t care for kimchi plain as a side dish, but once it is cooked further I find it delicious.
I made these dumplings using kimchi, leek, bean sprouts, sesame oil and minced garlic. I used a pre-made wrapper. Because the kimchi contains fish sauce, these are not vegetarian. If you make your own kimchi without, and ensure the wrappers don’t contain egg, it could be easily made vegan.
I then fried them in a bit of oil on one side with the lid on, before turning them, adding a bit of water, putting on the lid, and cooking them until they were brown on the other side as well.
I used salt instead of fish sauce for a vegan version of cucumber muchim., and also substituted chives for garlic chives because that is what I had available. I used a bit less chilli than the recipe called for and quite enjoyed the resulting salad. Black sesame seeds made it a little more visually striking.