Kimchi Fried Rice

Cuisine: Korean

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

A bowl of warm kimchi fried rice with bacon bits, served with a fried egg on top — this dish is perfect for any weather and packed with flavour! The best part is that this kimchi fried rice recipe is super easy to put together.

  • Kimchi - 1 cup
  • Bacon bits - ½ cup
  • Day-old cooked white rice - 3 cups
  • Eggs - 4, large
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
  • Kimchi juice - 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil - ½ tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Scallion - 2 tablespoons, finely chopped
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon, toasted

A one-pot meal loaded with flavour!

  1. Heat a wok on medium heat, add the vegetable oil, and make sure to spread the oil around to season the wok. 
  2. Add the garlic, sauté it for 10-15 seconds, add the bacon bits. Stir until half cooked. 
  3. Add the kimchi and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Now, it’s time to add the rice. Make sure the grains are not stuck together. Then, add the kimchi juice and mix everything well.
  5. Finally, add the sesame oil and mix. 
  6. In a frying pan, fry your eggs the way you like them. We recommend serving them sunny side up. 
  7. Now, serve your fried rice in a bowl with a fried egg on top of each serving. Garnish with the scallions. 

Chef Tip: Add some enoki mushrooms to make your fried rice even more flavourful. 

This easy kimchi fried rice recipe is quick, and you can add your twist to it, too. Share the recipe with your friends — they’ll love it.

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Since kimchi fried rice is cheap and easy to make in a short period of time. Students living alone who cannot afford expensive meals favor it.

• Byun Jin-sub, a popular male singer in the late 1980s, sang a song titled "Wishes" in which he stated that the singer's ideal girlfriend would be one who cooks good kimchi fried rice.

Historical Fact

• Kimchi fried rice or kimchi-bokkeum-bap is a variety of fried rice, a popular dish in Korea.

• Kimchi fried rice is made primarily with kimchi and rice, along with other available ingredients, such as diced vegetables or meats like spam.

Nutrition Fact

• A cup of kimchi fried rice has 305 calories of which 149 are from fat. To break it down further, it has 17g of fat, 135mg of cholesterol, 708mg of sodium, 505mg of potassium, 28g of carbohydrates, and 11g  of protein.

• Maintaining healthy skin was not difficult and had to spend big funds. Because you can maintain healthy skin just by eating fried rice. This is because fried rice helps the healing process of vitiligo, a disease that causes the skin to lose normal pigmentation.