Monday, November 8, 2010

Crispy Kimchi Fried Rice

Short post - just a simple, delicious and incredibly satisfying meal. One of my favorite things to make when I want something quick!

Kimchi + Crispy Rice + Bacon + Perfectly Fried Egg = NOM.

Crispy Kimchi Fried Rice
Yields: 2 servings

1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsn. olive oil
1 tbsn. gochujang
2 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced
2 tsp. soy sauce
3/4 cup chopped kimchi
3 cups leftover rice
1/2 cup frozen peas (optional)
2 large eggs, fried (optional)

In a medium bowl, combine the rice and gochujang. Mix until the rice is evenly covered in the sauce, set aside. In a large fry pan or wok, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and green onions until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the rice and mix everything together well. Use a spatula to flatten the rice against the pan, and keep still for about 3 - 5 minutes to let the rice get crispy. Repeat until the rice is evenly crispy. Next, add the soy sauce and sesame oil, adding more to taste, stir well. Mix in the crumbled bacon, chopped kimchi and frozen peas (if using). Continue stir frying until everything is well mixed and the peas have thawed. Portion evenly onto two plates, then top with the fried eggs and enjoy!
Ooey, gooey yolk all over my rice!


  1. What a beautiful dish! So flavour, and colour, filled.

  2. I love kimchi rice and to anyone unsure of the raw egg yolk it tastes so rich with the rice; you don't want to miss it.

  3. We order this pretty often when we go out for Korean but I've never tried making it. It looks so easy though I can't imagine why I haven't yet!

  4. YUMMMMMMSSS!!! this reminds me of indonesian nasi goreng, only we have a side of crisp (koropok) I like the sound of this korean twist! such beautiful photos

  5. I LOVE this dish but have been holding off on buying kimchi to wait for when I have time to make my own. How did you get the egg to be so perfect and beautiful? Amazing :).

  6. Made this for lunch today - excellent! Slightly different method - chopped and fried the raw bacon, then added green onions, ginger, and garlic powder to the drippings. Didn't have gochujang, so used hoisin sauce - is that a reasonable substitution? Also, I'm not much for runny eggs, so I added the eggs directly to the rice and let it all stir fry together at the end. What a great lunch! Next time I'll add more kimchi.

  7. @ Natalie: Hoisin is an excellent substituion! Must try that myself!

  8. Kimchi is a fav of ours... never had it crunchy though, for the exception of the rice in bibimbap. Sadly.. my cobini does not have it anymore on the fly... whaahhh

  9. Oh My Word ... kimchee bok-eun bap is also one of my favorite quick fixes but your images of the dish makes it look beyond yummy!

    I'm craving it now! =)

    Great blog. I happened to stumble across your blog and fell in love. Come by and hello.

    Momma J.

  10. WOW! This looks really good. Great photos too.

  11. LOVE kimchee! I would love to see you enter it in The Bacon Games over at
    Deadline for entry is this friday!