Kimchi Fried Rice

After making kimchi bibimbap the other day, I still had half a jar of kimchi left. Luckily, I could use it to make another Korean classic: kimchi fried rice – a simple, hearty rice dish topped with shredded dried seaweed, spring onions, toasted sesame seeds and a fried egg sunny side up. 


Ingredients (for 2): (recipe adapted from

175 – 200 g steamed or boiled rice (I used basmati because I still had it in my cupboard, but short-grain rice is more authentic)

half a jar of kimchi (kimchi and kimchi juice)

1 spring onion, finely sliced

1/2 sheet of nori seaweed, thinly sliced or cut into strips with scissors

1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

a drizzle of sesame oil

1 tsp of brown miso (I still don’t have gochujang, otherwise add that)

2 fried eggs, sunny side up

coconut oil

  • fry the kimchi for a minute in a bit of coconut oil.
  • add rice, kimchi juice and miso and fry for 7 minutes
  • take off the heat, add sesame oil and most sesame seeds.
  • top off with sesame seeds, nori, spring onion and the fried egg.

Apologies for the lack of kimchi-fried-rice-photos, here is a pic of the beautiful sunflowers on my window sill to make up for it.


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