Kimchi Fried Rice

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Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

Last week, I shared a recipe for melt-in-your-mouth Korean BBQ Short Ribs. In that recipe post I mentioned serving the short ribs with Kimchi Fried Rice. Here it is, the rice dish perfect for serving with your favorite Korean BBQ recipe!

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

Kurt is a huge fan of kimchi and I’m a huge fan of fried rice, so I decided to combine the two to make a delicious dish to accompany our short ribs.

The dish turned out so delicious, I decided to make it again for lunch the next day and share it on the blog!

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

I love fried rice because it’s a tasty way to use up leftover rice! It’s quick and easy, and this recipe, when served by itself and made with vegan kimchi, is healthy, vegan and gluten free!

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

Kimchi Fried Rice Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup kimchi (roughly chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp kimchi juice
  • 3 cups cooked white rice*
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated) or ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp chili paste
  • Top with sesame seeds & diced green onions (optional)

*If you don’t already have cooked rice available, be sure you start by cooking the rice.

Kimchi Fried Rice Instructions

Pour the sesame oil into a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the onions and kimchi, cook for 3-4 minutes, add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

Spoon the kimchi juice into the skillet and bring to a simmer.  Add the white rice, cook 1-2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, ginger and chili paste. Toss to combine, cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Top with sesame seeds and diced green onions if you would like.

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

Wham-bam, a new Korean favorite, kimchi fried rice is on the table in under 15 minutes!

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

In addition to Korean BBQ Short Ribs, you could serve this Kimchi Fried Rice with Korean BBQ Meatballs or Grilled Korean BBQ Salmon for one seriously scrumptious meal!

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!
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Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Korean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 1 cup kimchi roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp kimchi juice
  • 3 cups cooked white rice If you don’t already have cooked rice available, be sure you start by cooking the rice.
  • ¼ cup soy sauce Tamari for gluten free
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated or ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp chili paste

Optional Toppings

  • sesame seeds
  • green onions diced

Instructions

  1. Add the sesame oil to a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onions and kimchi, cook for 3-4 minutes, add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add the kimchi juice and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the white rice, cook 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the soy sauce, ginger and chili paste.
  6. Toss to combine, cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  7. Top with sesame seeds and diced green onions if you would like.
Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious Korean recipe made in just 15 minutes, serve as a vegetarian entree, or as a side dish with Korean BBQ Short Ribs!