Kimchi Fried Rice
I was late to the kimchi train. I don’t think I tried it for the first time until my senior year in college. But oh boy, did the experience change me. It’s a staple in my fridge now and recipes like this make me glad. Kimchi Fried Rice is a comforting, Korean inspired, dish. There are so many things that make this dish a winner. You can use day old rice (in fact I recommend it!). It only takes about 15 minutes start to finish. Perfect to have as a meal in its own or as a yummy side.
What is Kimchi?
- Salted and fermented cabbage
- Can be spicy!
- Is said to help improve digestion
- Kimchi can vary a TON brand by brand. Some are spicier than others and some cut the vegetables larger than others.
You only need a few ingredients for this Kimchi Fried Rice. The best part? I often have them all on hand! If you’re in the same boat, then what are you waiting for?
What you’ll need
- Cooked rice – day old is preferred!
- Frozen peas and carrots (easy!)
- Garlic and ginger
- Soy sauce
Instead of scrambled eggs, you can also fry individual eggs for each serving. I love doing this and leaving the yolks a little runny. When the yolk mixes in with the rice and kimchi… OMG. But if you’re trying to make a big batch at once, especially for meal prep, then scrambling is the way to go.
I eat this kimchi fried rice alone for a simple meal. But it’s awesome alongside a protein of your choice! Don’t forget to sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and add a squeeze of sriracha if you really want to bring the heat.
Are you a Kimchi fan? Do you have a favorite brand or do you make it yourself?