I am loving kimbap/gimbap because you can basically put everything you desired as fillings. I loved to make kimbap using my leftover turmeric barley brown rice (hence the yellow color) or brown rice . These days, I would keep some nori seaweed wrapper in my pantry so that when I feel like making some kimbap, I can. I made the above for my girl's school lunch, she loved eating it and there was no mess. I would make another for Edda as well when she comes home from school.
Close up of my fillings above: Fried eggs, imitation crab meat, spicy tuna, carrot, pickled radish and blanched bean sprouts (I wish I have some cucumber though for extra crunch). The filling is very versatile, if you can think it, you can make it. In fact, I like to make kimbap using leftover.
This would make a great picnic lunch as well. I can't wait for summer to arrive so that I can go picnic with my girls. Well, if the weather turns nice like in the 70s, that's a good reason to go picnic, doesn't have to wait until summer. :-P
The instruction is pretty straight forward, just lay and roll. Just make sure you leave some space at the top of the seaweed so that it would seal nicely.
I seasoned my turmeric barley brown rice with sesame oil, furikake and black sesame seeds.
For my spicy tuna (turned out not really spicy), I used 1 pouch of Albacore tuna, 1 condiment bag of mayo, 1 condiment bag of sweet relish and 1 tsp. Korean chili powder. Mashed the tuna and mix well.
Pan-fry some eggs in a non-stick pan with a little oil spray.
Imitation crab meat, just cut in into half.
My pickled radish and carrot, recipe here. (optional)
I had some leftover blanched bean sprouts. (optional)
Julienne some fresh carrot.
Just be creative with the fillings and play with it!!
There is one easy one I can share it here, imitation crab meat, cucumber, carrot and avocado (optional).