How To Make Gyeran Bap (Korean Rice with Egg). So easy to make and so delicious! It might be blasphemy but I like to sprinkle some furikake seasoning over the top.
It’s really easy to offend people online. Especially if it’s something that’s related to their culture, their heritage, how they grew up, their family, or what foods come from their country. Whenever I make one pot pasta, Italians everywhere come at me. Recently, I made paella and used it to stuff some bell peppers and that offended people from Spain.
I made a Korean dish and used a Japanese soy sauce and sesame oil brand in my video and Korean people got offended. I’m telling you: no one is safe.
But it’s ok, I get it. We are passionate about our cultures. We are passionate about food.
How To Make Gyeran Bap (Korean Rice with Egg)
I am going to call this Gyeran Bap. I am using furikake seasoning, which is not Korean, and I don’t think it really matters what brands of soy sauce and sesame oil you use. Just give this a try and enjoy. It’s simple, delicious food. That’s about all I am cooking right now.
The recipe below will also show you how I make my eggs.
Gyeran Bap (Korean Rice with Egg or Korean Egg Rice)
- rice cooker or instant pot
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 to 2 cups cooked medium-grain rice*
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce + more at the end if desired
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil + more at the end if desired
- furikake or roasted sesame seeds or both
- dried seaweed sheets
- fresh scallions diced
- How to make your egg: Using a small nonstick pan over medium heat, add the oil. Carefully crack the egg into pan. Cover with a tight fitting lid and let cook for about 3 minutes, or until the white part is set. If you notice a light layer of white starting to form over the top of your yolk, take the lid off. If you don't mind that or want your yolk to be more cooked then leave the lid on. Remove the lid and turn off the heat. Depending on what the egg looks like, I will leave it there, with the heat off, for another minute. If your yolk is cooked to the desired level, remove from the stove and set aside.
- Assemble your Gyeran Bap: Place cooked rice into a shallow bowl or dish, drizzle the soy sauce and sesame oil over the top and top with the egg. Garnish with furikake and more roasted sesame seeds, crush some dried gim (seaweed) over the top and add some freshly diced scallions over the top. You can also add a very light drizzle of sesame oil or soy sauce (or both) over the top and enjoy!