Steak & Eggs with Quick Kimchi Fried Rice

  • difficulty:Easy
  • prep time:10 mins
  • cooking time:25 mins
  • perfect wines:Eight Barrel Syrah
  • When steak and eggs join forces, the result is a deeply satisfying meal for any time of day. The classic duo appears across different cuisines—each with its own delicious additions. Syrah & steak go together like wine and a glass. Our yummy Eight Barrel Syrah black fruits contrast the spiciness of the Kimichi fried rice.

    Ingredients:
    • 2 Top Sirloin Steaks
    • 2 Farm Eggs
    • ½ Cup Jasmine Rice
    • 4 Ounces Green Cabbage
    • 2 Scallions
    • 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
    • 1 Tablespoon Gochujang
    • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
    Kimchi Spice Blend 
    • Gochugaru
    • Granulated Sugar
    • Garlic Powder
    • Ground Ginger
    • Black Sesame Seeds 
    • White Sesame Seeds)
    Instructions:
    1. In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt and 1 cup of water; heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer 12 to 14 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Remove from heat and fluff the cooked rice with a fork.
    2. While the rice cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut out and discard the cabbage core; thinly slice the leaves. Cut off and discard the root ends of the scallions; thinly slice the scallions on an angle, separating the white bottoms and green tops.
    3. While the rice continues to cook, in a large bowl, combine the cabbage, vinegar, white bottoms of the scallions and as much of the spice blend as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to thoroughly coat; season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, for at least 10 minutes.
    4. While the kimchi marinates, pat the steaks dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned steaks and cook 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a cutting board, leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan. Set the cooked steaks aside to rest for at least 5 minutes.
    5. To the pan of reserved fond, add the sesame oil and as much of the gochujang as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the cooked rice and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until well combined. Add the kimchi (including the liquid); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until well combined; season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide between 2 plates and set aside in a warm place. Rinse and wipe out the pan.
    6. In the pan used to finish the rice, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Crack the eggs into the pan, keeping them separate; season with salt and pepper. Cook 1 to 3 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat. Find the lines of muscle (or grain) of the rested steaks; thinly slice against the grain. Divide the sliced steaks and fried eggs between the plates of finished rice. Garnish with the green tops of the scallions.
    7. Enjoy with a glass of 2012 Eight Barrel Syrah!