Look for jars of kimchi near other refrigerated Asian ingredients or near sauerkraut or refrigerated pickles in well-stocked supermarkets or natural-foods stores.
Gochujang (Korean chile paste) is a fermented spicy condiment made from red chiles, soybeans and salt. Find it in Korean or Asian markets and some well-stocked supermarkets or natural-foods stores. To make a substitute, combine 2 tablespoons each white miso and Asian-style chile sauce, such as sriracha, and 2 teaspoons molasses.
Give grains a cooldown: To cool grains down quickly, spread them out on a foil-lined baking sheet. The surface area helps speed cooling, while the foil prevents any residual flavors on the pan from seeping in.
1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat