Immigrant Kitchens: Galchi Jo Rim

Lindsay Sterling from Immigrant Kitchens learned how to make Galchi Jo Rim from Kum You, co-owner of Korea House. See the photos and read the recipe and back story behind this dish.

Mrs. You remembers her fist pot of rice, cooked on a wood fire, when she was about nine years old. The bottom was burned, the middle was watery, and the top not cooked. Grandma laughed and said, “You are a lady. You are supposed to know how to cook!”

“But Grandma,” the girl said, “This is my first time!”

“Step by step,” Grandma said, “you learn from me.”

For a decade, she did.