Sometimes my viewers ask what kind of food I feed to my boys. Some moms tell me that they have difficulty getting their children to eat because they are picky eaters. I can understand how the moms feel. Moms want to make sure that kids eat well and grow up healthy. Recently, I met a mom with a son and her son only eats to eat rice and meat, but no vegetables. She asked me for advice or ideas. I wanted to come up with a good way to feed kids vegetables, and this is what I got: Seafood Rice Jeon. It is called “해물 밥전 (HaeMul BapJeon)” in Korean. Haemul means seafood and bap means cooked rice and jean is a Korean pancake. Instead of using flour, this recipe uses cooked rice for the batter. The jeon has various vegetables and seafood for great flavor. So in this simple food, you can get most of the nutrients that you need for your meal. Isn’t that cool? Also, because it doesn’t have flour, this can be an exciting recipe for people who can’t eat gluten. It is very delicious and easy to make. I’m happy to share this recipe with you today. Please try it someday. 🙂
Yield: 4 8 inch Pieces
Short Korean Lesson
- EongDeongI (엉덩이) = Hip
- HeoBeokJi (허벅지) = Thigh
- 1 Cup Cooked Short Grain Rice
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ Cup Squid (6 Rings)
- ¼ Cup Shrimps (8 Medium Size)
- ¼ Cup Onion
- ¼ Cup Zucchini
- 2 Tbsp Green Onion
- 2 Tbsp Carrot
- 1 Tbsp Red Hot Pepper
- ¼ Generous tsp Salt
- Some Cooking Oil
Obtain ¼ cup onion, ¼ cup zucchini, 2 Tbsp green onion, 2 Tbsp carrot, and 1 Tbsp red hot pepper.
Cut all the vegetables into little pieces.
Obtain ⅓ cup worth of squid (6 rings) and ¼ cup worth of shrimp (8 medium size shrimps).
Chop the seafood ingredients into small chunks. The seafood will be bigger than vegetables.
Break 2 eggs and whisk them in a mixing bowl.
Add 1 cup of cooked short grain rice, all the chopped vegetables, the seafood, and ¼ generous tsp of salt into the egg.
Mix everything well.
Preheat an 8 inch nonstick pan with ½ Tbsp of cooking oil. Then put 2-3 spoonful of the mixture in the heated pan.
Spread the mixture with a spoon gently to form a nice circle. Fry it for about 3 minutes for one side on medium-high.
3 minutes later, flip it over and fry for another 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
With all the colors from the vegetables and eggs, it looks nice and appetizing. I hope your kids learn to love vegetables from this food. If you try this for your kids or yourself, please let me know how you like it. Good luck. 🙂