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!
Cooked Rice 1 rice bowlful
Pork Steak 1 (about 100g)
Sesame Oil 1 to 2 teaspoons
Kimchi 2 tablespoonfuls *OR as much as you want
Takuan (Japanese Pickled Daikon Radish) 3 to 4cm *OR as much as you want
Soy Sauce 1 to 2 teaspoons
Spring Onion *finely chopped
Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Thinly slice Pork Steak. Cut Daikon in half or quarter lengthways and slice thinly.
- Heat Sesame Oil in a frypan over medium heat, cook Pork with a pinch of Salt. When Pork changed colour, add Kimchi and Takuan and cook until well combined.
- Add rice and cook stirring and season with Soy Sauce. Do not add too much Soy Sauce because Kimchi and Takuan are already salty.
- Sprinkle some finely chopped Spring Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds.