Kimchi Fried Rice

Hello!! I haven’t written in awhile because I’ve just been cooking old dishes, and I was studying for my two midterms that I took today. As a celebration for finishing my midterms, I decided to make kimchi fried rice! If you’ve been having a hard week and are in need for some DELICIOUS Korean food, try out this easy recipe!

***It’s important to have well fermented kimchi (aka pretty sour kimchi), not freshly bought, because the taste of aged kimchi gives kimchi fried rice the amazing flavor you are used to eating at Korean restaurants. If you don’t mind the flavor of fresh kimchi, or that’s all you have, go for it! Also, for all of the amounts, you don’t have to be precise! Add as much or little as you want of everything because it’s YOUR dish and it’s kind of hard to mess it up.


  • 1 1/2 cups of rice (before cooking) cooked
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup of well fermented kimchi (roughly. does not have to be precise)
  • 1/2-2/3 cup of kimchi broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 thin slices of spam chopped (optional or you can use whatever meat you want)
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper paste
  • 2 stalks of green onion chopped finely (you can use however much you want)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • olive oil
  • seasoned seaweed sliced into thin strips
  • 2 fried egg seasoned with a tiny bit of salt


  1. Cook your rice
  2. Fry the spam and onion with a little bit of olive oil
  3. Chopped spam and onions

    Chopped spam and onions

    Fry them together with a little bit of olive oil

    Fry them together with a little bit of olive oil

  4. Once the onions have started to become transparent, add the kimchi and cook for 2 to 3 minutes
  5. Add in the kimchi broth (NOT ALL) and red pepper paste and mix in well
  6. Add in your rice and mix well. If the rice is too thick or dry, add more of the kimchi broth until the rice is well coated
  7. kimchi juice and rice just mixed in

    kimchi juice and rice just mixed in

  8. Stir without pressing down on the rice and add in most of the green onions. You want to save some for the end
  9. Add in the sesame oil and serve on plates
  10. Top with an egg, the leftover green onions, and seaweed
  11. ENJOY!! 🙂

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