Excerpted from L.A. Son, Roy Choi’s cookbook/memoir:
"Ain’t nothing more ghetto than ketchup fried rice. This is a fiend’s meal. It’s like crackers and aerosol cheese spread. It’s like sugar on some white bread or frozen burritos. Basically, some trashy-ass f*cked-up, dumb sh*t. But it’s damn tasty!
Ingredients: (serves 4 to 6)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon minced scallions
1 tablespoon minced carrot
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced kimchi
2 cups day-old cooked rice
3 tablespoons ketchup
3/4 teaspooon roasted crushed sesame seeds
Heat a large pan or a wok over high heat and add the oil. Throw in all the vegetables and the kimchi and saute for a minute or so, until you start to see a little color on the veggies. Transfer the veggies to a bowl and return the pan to the stove.
Add a touch more oil to the pan and add the rice, stirring it around occasionally. Cook the rice until it gets a bit crispy, then add the vegetables to the rice and mix for a minute or two. Add the ketchup and mix everything around until the rice fully absorbs the ketchup. Remove from the heat and put a small pan over the flame. Fry your egg however you like.
Serve yourself a bowl of the rice and top with the fried egg and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Watch Sesame Street as you eat ketchup fried rice like a G.”
Get more dope recipes from Roy Choi in his book L.A. Son.