Easy and Fun
It’s a lot of fun to eat your dinner while enjoying it in lettuce cups. Not to mention that it just takes 10 minutes to construct and prepare these straightforward wraps! How is that even doable? With the aid of Minute Ready to Serve Rice, which has been precooked and just takes a minute to heat through in the microwave. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, lettuce cups are the way to go. They’re also a fun way to bring your favourite ingredients together. Planning for a busy day? Prepare your lunch ahead of time with this perfect recipe for lettuce wraps.
What Is Kimchi?
Kimchi is made by lacto-fermentation of napa cabbage, which is fermentation by Lactobacillus bacteria (the same kind of fermentation that gives us yogurt and dill pickles!) Kimchi, a staple of Korean households for generations, has gained superstar status in the kitchen, and it’s easy to see why. With a complex flavour and a variety of uses, kimchi’s appeal is broad and deep. Made from vegetables, garlic, ginger, and fish sauce, it hits a range of flavours—sweet, sour, and spicy—and works as a condiment, an ingredient, a dip, and a side dish all on its own.
In Korean culture, kimchi is served with almost every meal, including breakfast. Not only is kimchi eaten by itself as a side dish or appetizer but it is also used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes. Kimchi jjigae, a traditional stew made with kimchi, is perhaps one of its most popular uses. The fermented food is also used to flavour fried rice, stir-fry dishes, noodles, sandwiches, and even pizza.
What Does It Taste Like?
Kimchi’s flavour is complex and varies widely depending on the recipe. The main flavour notes you’ll find in kimchi include sour, spicy, and umami. The flavour will also vary depending on the vegetables you choose, the length of fermentation, and the amount of salt or sugar used.