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kimchi fried rice with sunny side up egg in bowl
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📋Easy Kimchi Fried Rice

Turn left over rice into most flavorful kimchi fried rice in minutes! This spicy, tang, salty fried rice is packed with so many flavors than the regular Chinese fried rice. Top it with fried egg it can be a perfect meal by itself.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Rice recipe, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 312kcal


  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil like canola oil or sunflower oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 cup carrot shredded
  • 1 cup shiitake mushroom
  • 1 cup kimchi roughly chopped and 2 tablespoon juices reserved
  • 3 cups day old jasmine rice refrigerated
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang Korean red pepper paste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 4 fried eggs
  • cup nori strips
  • 2 green onion sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds


Prep kimchi:

  • Shred carrot. Mince ginger and garlic. Roughly chop kimchi. Reserve it’s juice.
  • Note: you want to remove all juice from kimchi before adding to fried rice so fried rice does not turn soggy.
  • Add juice from the kimchi to gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) along with light soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well, set aside.

Make fried rice:

  • In a large wok heat canola or sunflower oil or sesame oil.
  • Cook diced onion on high heat tossing constantly until onion turns translucent.
  • Add minced ginger and garlic. Toss cook for few seconds.
  • Cook shredded carrot, shiitake mushroom and kimchi to the wok. Move it around and cook until mushrooms are soft.
  • Mix in refrigerated cooked jasmine rice to the wok.
  • Pour in prepared sauce of gochujang-kimchi juice-light soy sauce-sesame oil to rice.
  • Toss well to ensure rice fluffy and fully coated in the sauce and each grain of rice is red.
  • Remove wok from stove.


  • In another small pan heat 2 teaspoon of oil. Fry an egg in oil. You can fry cook egg the way you prefer – runny yolk egg or well cook egg.
  • Serve kimchi fried rice in serving bowl with fried eggs. Garnish it with green onion, black sesame seeds, nori strips.
  • Enjoy immediately hot.



  1. Day old rice is best because the grains are dry and crumbly. Fresh cooked rice will be wet and have surface moisture which will make it too sticky and might turn fried rice into a mush. While fresh cooked rice can be used, the results may not be the same.
  2. Useful hack - No leftover rice? Need some for emergency to make fried rice? Cook jasmine rice, spread on a large tray and cool it and then pop in freezer so it’s dry. Note rice triples in volume when cooked. 1 cup of medium or long grain rice will yield 3-4 cups rice.
  3. Mise en place – the most important step in any stir fried dish you get all the ingredients chopped and ready near the stove to be thrown into the pan and tossed.
  4. Keep tossing – Do not let the ingredients sit for long while cooking.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5706IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg