Looking for a road trip snack that doesn't involve Cheezits or Sour Patch Kids (both of which are loved by a certain someone who will go unnamed)? Consider gimbap (pronounced GEEM-bop), which in Korean literally means "seaweed rice." To be specific, gim is dried roasted seaweed. In Japanese, you know it as nori. Gimbap is in fact similar in looks to a sushi roll, minus the raw fish. Sliced into bite-sized pieces, gimbap is perfect for eating on the go. And it's delicious.
Pictured are some common gimbap ingredients: carrots (lightly sauteed), egg, ham (other proteins can be used), spinach, pickled radish, and imitation crab (yes, imitation).
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Spread cooked, short grain rice over a sheet of gim. My mom recommends using less water to cook the rice so that it isn't too mushy.
Arrange a bit of each ingredient over the rice.
Like so. Sort of. This was my sister's first attempt, i.e. it's not picture perfect.
Carefully roll and press partway.
Roll and press again. Don't be afraid to use a bit of pressure.
Slice with a sharp knife and EAT.