Kimchi Fried Rice

Quick kimchi fried rice is a 15 minute meal

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Kimchi fried rice is a quick, healthy, and delicious meal. Filling and nutritious, all you need for this dish is a jar of kimchi, rice, and a few eggs. Ready in less than 15 minutes, it’s the perfect weeknight meal. See the section above for more details on day-old rice and kimchi.


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  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp fry oil (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seed oil
  • 4 cups of leftover rice (see section above for details)
  • 3 cups of kimchi, drained
  • Additional toppings (see suggestions above)


  1. If you want to double or triple the recipe, make each batch separately. Cooking a single large batch will prevent the rice from cooking properly. 
  2. Whisk together the eggs and salt.
  3. Put 1 Tbsp of fry oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the eggs and scramble until completely set. Move the eggs to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Put the remaining 2 Tbsp fry oil and 1 Tbsp sesame oil into the skillet. Add in the rice and coat with the oil. Fry until hot and starting to crisp. Add in the eggs and other toppings.
  5. Fry for 5 minutes, until everything is warm.
  6. If you want the probiotic benefits of raw kimchi serve it on top of the fried rice instead (like in the photographs). I don’t find this dish to need any extra salt, however, serve it with GF soy sauce so people can season to taste.


  • See the section above for other ingredients that can be added to this simple egg-fried rice. It’s always good to add more protein, vegetables, or flavor!
  • If you find the raw garlic, onions, and ginger in kimchi to be a bit strong, fry for an additional 5 minutes to make sure they are well cooked. I recommend making a kid-friendly no-spice kimchi for anyone with a really sensitive stomach. See the section above for details.