Kimchi Fried Rice
Wisconsin blogger Alice Choi (Hip Foodie Mom) says this weeknight-easy recipe is the perfect gateway into cooking Korean at home. All the ingredients can be found at a large urban supermarket, or at Asian grocery stores.
Kimchi is fermented cabbage seasoned with gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes), garlic and ginger--sauerkraut with a more fiery personality. Find it refrigerated at large supermarkets.
Gochujang is like Korean ketchup with some heat. It's sweeter and thicker than Sriracha sauce, with more complex flavor. Find it in the Asian aisle at large supermarkets.