‘Kimu-Taku’ Rice (Japanese Fried Rice)

    20 minutes

    When I first heard about ‘Kimu-Taku Rice’ which is very popular in Nagano prefecture, Japan, I thought it was related to a Japanese star Kimura Takuya aka ‘Kimu-Taku’ who is an actor and also a member of an idol group SMAP. I was very wrong. ‘Kimu-Taku’ stands for ‘Kimuchi (Kimchi) and Takuan (Japanese pickled daikon radish) and it is a fried rice dish. I never tried it in Japan, so I don’t know how close my recipe is to the authentic Nagano’s ‘Kimu-Taku Rice’ but it is certainly delicious!


    Victoria, Australia
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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 (about 100g) pork steak
    • 3 to 4cm Takuan (Japanese pickled daikon radish), or to taste
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • salt, to taste
    • 2 tablespoonfuls kimchi, or to taste
    • 1 rice bowlful cooked rice
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • spring onion, finely diced
    • toasted sesame seeds

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Thinly slice pork steak. Cut the Takuan in half or quarter lengthways and slice thinly.
    2. Heat the sesame oil in a frypan over medium heat, cook pork with a pinch of salt. When the pork has changed colour, add the Kimchi and Takuan then cook until well combined.
    3. Add rice and cook stirring and season with soy sauce. Do not add too much soy sauce because Kimchi and Takuan are already salty.
    4. Sprinkle some finely diced spring onion and toasted sesame seeds.

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