Kimchi Fried Rice – Crunchy Creamy Sweet



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This Kimchi Fried Rice is made with cooked rice, kimchi, sauteed veggies and a simple stir fry sauce. Serve it with a fried egg for a classic version or add chicken or pork. 

If you are a fan of fried rice, try my Shrimp Fried Rice recipe, or the chicken, or cauliflower versions. It’s the best way to use cooked rice!

Talk about taking simple fried rice to a new level! If you ever tried kimchi before, you know how flavorful it is. Add it to sauteed veggies and rice and you have one delicious meal! You can add bacon, chicken, pork or beef for protein. I like to add lentils for a vegan version.


  • kimchi: I used a spicy variety; it can be found in an Asian section of a grocery store
  • rice: any type will work; I used white long-grain rice, cooked in my Instant Pot and chilled overnight
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • mushrooms
  • carrots
  • spinach or kale: optional
  • gochujang sauce:…

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