Kimchi Fried Rice

My wife is very lucky to have me. Hehe, just kidding. I do the food shopping in the house, and every other day I am at the store. I often reflect back to when I remember my dad going to the store, almost every night for a small basket of food items. Now I know. My kids are getting to that age where they are just consuming a lot of food. The growth spurts, and as I go to the store, most of the time without my kids, I really think that the checkout ladies at the store, who define me as ‘their favorite customer’, must think that I am nuts as often as I am there. They must also think that I am somewhat strange when they are scanning in items that they do not know the code for, or when they scan in things like chicken backs. They never question me, but some times I wish they would, because I would be more than happy to tell them what I was about to create.

Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe with Photo

But, I am there, and as often as I joke around that I should be managing the store because I know where everything is at, and have helped a numerous amount of people find things in aisle three, the fact is that my kids are growing, and eating a lot of things in sight. The one pizza is now two, the one loaf of bread is almost consumed at lunch. You know what I am saying. With that said, rice has become somewhat of a staple throughout the week. We are probably cooking rice at least three times a week. Not one cup, but close to three cups of rice. They love it, and I do to, as I can throw in some nice jasmine rice into the rice maker, forget about it, and make the rest of the dinner.  But there are times where we have plenty of leftover rice, and that is exciting to me because there is nothing better than leftover rice than to make a killer fried rice.

With that said, you might have read from my previous posts, I am hooked on kimchi.

With my remaining jar of kimchi, and my leftover rice, I was bound to throw some classic kimchi fried rice together, and now, so should you.

Lets get started.

Ingredients: [Print this Recipe]

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups of leftover jasmine rice, room temperature
  • 2 cups of kimchi, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
  •  pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 whole egg, per serving

Begin by adding the one and a half tablespoon of canola oil to a heated wok, or pot. Toss in the garlic and kimchi, and give a good stir. Toss in the rice and incorporate all of the ingredients, making sure the kimchi coats the rice. Reduce the heat, and continue to stir and flip the rice around. Add in the sesame oil, about half of the chopped green onions, and toss in the salt and pepper. Stir, and remove from the heat.

In a separate skillet, heat the other half tablespoon of oil, then crack the egg, cooking sunny side up. The goal is to have a cooked egg, with the yolk warmed through, and when breaking into the cooked egg, the creaminess of the yolk, with the stir fried rice, well, that really sets you into a whole other world.

To plate, get a serving bowl out, per person. Add a good amount of rice into the bowl, shower with some sliced green onions, and top with the egg. Slice into that egg and get in there. A bit of spice and salt, this fried rice is really balanced well with the creaminess of the egg. It’s a must try.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

2 thoughts to “Kimchi Fried Rice”

  1. That is so funny. This could have been my husband John writing that, not the Kimchi Rice but the whole shopping and cooking part!

  2. Sometimes the grocery checker looks at me with confusion. Then I tell them which vegetable it is that I am purchasing 🙂 And sometimes folks will ask me about differences between chiles or what to do with a celery root and I am happy to help! Thankfully, the staff at our grocery is super-knowledgeable when it comes to produce. So they really dont need me 🙂

    I LOVE kimchi fried rice! I am eating dinner alone a lot these days while my husband has a late shift at work. I eat fried rice several times a week, especially with an egg! I just can’t tire of it! Thanks for sharing your version. Sometimes I like to leave a little sitting to get crispy on the bottom of the pan!

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