It’s rice to meet you
So once your rice is prepared to your liking, put it on the plate with some kimchi. Don’t mix them just yet – give them a little bit of space so that they can get to know each other first. Recall your training from our previous lesson and take a bite of kimchi. Follow it up with a spoonful/forkful/chopstickful of rice. The kimchi and rice are now mixed inside your stomach, so let’s expedite that process and eat the two foods together. Start with a bite of half-kimchi and half-rice, and then adjust according to your preference throughout the meal. Bonus tip: If you *did* decide to go with sticky rice, then you can actually just eat with your hands. Form the rice into a scoop-like utensil to eat the kimchi with.
Now that we’ve had our first sample of kimchi with another food, we are officially licensed to have an opinion on how to eat kimchi. Next time you’re at a party, whip out any one of the following pre-approved lines:
– “I’ve started eating kimchi. I enjoy it on its own, but it tastes even better with rice!”
– “I’ve started eating kimchi. I enjoy it with rice rice, but it tastes even better on its own!”
– “I’ve started eating kimchi. It’s good for a quick snack on its own, and it goes great with rice!”
– “I’ve started eating kimchi. I don’t really like the taste that much. Also I have to leave this party to go see a doctor, because my taste buds are clearly broken, so my credibility as a food reviewer is now in question. Goodbye!”
Lastly…have a rice day!
You are, I suppose, free to come up with your own opinions as well, and if you do, feel free to share them with us (in the comments below?). Stay tuned for our next article, where we guide you through other ways of enjoying your first jar of kimchi. Until then, keep eating it on it’s own, or try it with different kinds of rice – sticky rice, fried rice, steamed rice, it’s all good! As for uncooked rice, we hear that it can dry out electronics if you accidentally drop them in water, though we do not endorse using this same approach for kimchi. See you next time!