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Easy Korean Recipes for Lazy People

Do you ever get really inspired to cook a meal for yourself, but are too lazy to go through all the trouble it takes to actually make your own food? Well fear not! With these five simple and easy Korean recipes, even the laziest person can put together a tasty dish – that is something other than ramyeon!

 

Mayak Gimbap (마약김밥)

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©Inspire Me Korea, 21.01.2018, www.inspiremekorea.com

You’ve probably heard of the classic Korean snack Gimbap (김밥), which is the highlight of every picnic and lunchbox. But even though traditional gimbap always has a place in our hearts (and stomachs!), there’s something about the modern Mayak Gimbap that speaks to our inner laziness!

Usually only made with three different vegetables (carrot, spinach and yellow pickled radish, or danmuji), mayak gimbap is a simple dish that is just as delicious as any other gimbap. But since there’s no rule for what ingredients you have to use for gimbap, you can always substitute certain veggies for your favourites or even include meat.

Gamjajorim (감자조림)

Lazy Level: ♥ ♥ ♥ 

©감자조림, 20.01.2018, inspiremekorea.com

If you’re a big fan of potatoes (like we are) then you’re going to love Gamjajorim. This dish is basically potatoes and onion fried with soy sauce and sugar – making it 50% sweet, 50% salty and 100% delicious!

We always love pairing gamjajorim with mayak gimbap, but it’s still just as tasty with rice or by itself.

Kimchi Bokkeumbap (김치볶음밥)

Lazy Level: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

©Kimchi Fried Rice, InspireMeKorea, 22.01.2018, inspiremekorea.com

The two foods you will always find in every Korean kitchen is kimchi and rice – and Kimchi Bokkeumbap is a dish that isn’t only easy and tasty, but it also gives you the chance to use up any left over rice, kimchi and any other vegetables that seem to be reaching their use by date!

This is probably the simplest and cheapest dish on this list and is one of our personal favourite things to make when we just can’t be bothered cooking.

Pajeon (파전)

Lazy Level: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

©Jeon, InspireMeKorea, 22.01.2018, inspiremekorea.com

Served as a side dish or appetiser, Pajeon are deliciously simple savoury pancakes that are usually made with an assortment of vegetables, especially spring onions. You can also add meat if you like, but we prefer making them with veggies only – it’s less effort that way!

Since it only takes a short while to prep and cook them, pajeon are the ideal snack for people who don’t have a lot of energy.

Soegogi-jeon (쇠고기전)

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©쇠고기전, 20.01.2018, maangchi.com

Lastly we’re ending on a delicious battered and pan-fried beef pancake; Soegogi-jeon! Traditionally a side dish to be served with rice, soegogi-jeon are also a great addition to noodles and taste fantastic on their own as well.

Because the recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and the cooking time itself is only a few minutes, soegogi-jeon is our go to for a quick and easy meal!

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Feature Image Source: ©WGT-food, 18.01.2018, instagram 

Claudia Deborah (이보라)

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