Kimchi Fried Rice

Egg fried rice with your choice of toppings - tofu, shrimp, chicken

Kimchi fried rice is a quick, delicious and healthy meal. Filling and nutritious, all you need for this dish is a jar of kimchi, rice and a few eggs. Ready in less than 10 minutes, it’s the perfect weeknight meal.


  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fry oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil
  • 4 cups of cold cooked rice
  • 3 cups of kimchi
  • Additional toppings (see suggestions above)


  1. Whisk together the eggs and salt.
  2. Put 1 tbsp of fry oil in a skillet. Add the eggs and scramble until completely set. Move the eggs to a bowl.
  3. Put the remaining 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.
  4. Fry for 5 minutes, until everything is warm.


  • If you want the probiotic benefits of kimchi, either mix it into your rice after you’ve finished cooking or serve it on top (like in the photographs).
  • 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 flavour!

Keywords: easy, 10 minutes or less, vegetarian, healthy, probiotic, gluten free, quick, weeknight, cook-ahead, kid-friendly