Kimchi Fried Rice

If you are looking for a unique and not your everyday fried rice, then I think this Korean fried rice will spice up your day! I mean really spiced up and it is so spicy because it contains kimchi and red hot pepper paste. But I put the hot pepper paste as an optional ingredient if ever you don’t like the kimchi fried rice very spicy since kimchi is already full of red hot peppers.

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To cook kimchi fried rice; Heat up the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the luncheon meat, onion and garlic. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes on medium heat. Add in the kimchi and stir fry for about 1 minute. Put in the cooked rice and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce, water and the kimchi juice. At this point you can also add hot pepper paste (gochujang) if desired. Stir-fry for about 8 more minutes then add sesame oil. Stir for a few seconds and season with salt and pepper to taste then remove from heat. Fry the egg in a separate pan. Best cooked with a raw or half cooked yolk, a sunny side-up. Arrange the cooked fried rice on a plate and top with the fried egg and some chopped green onion, roasted sesame seeds for garnish. To see the complete recipe with lists of ingredients in exact measurements, continue reading.

 

How to Cook Kimchi Fried Rice
 
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Recipe type: Rice Recipe
Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 4 to 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • ⅛ cup kimchi juice
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ½ can luncheon meat, cubed
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. hot pepper paste (gochujang) (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 stalk spring onion (green onion), chopped
  • 4 fried eggs, sunny side up (for garnishing)
  • 2 Tbsp. corn oil or palm oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
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  1. Heat up the oil in a wok or large frying pan.
  2. Add the luncheon meat, onion and garlic. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add in the kimchi and stir fry for about 1 minute.
  4. Put in the cooked rice and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce, water and the kimchi juice. At this point you can also add hot pepper paste (gochujang) if desired.
  5. Stir-fry for about 8 more minutes then add sesame oil. Stir for a few seconds and season with salt and pepper to taste then remove from heat.
  6. Fry the egg in a separate pan. Best cooked with a raw or half cooked yolk, a sunny side-up.
  7. Arrange the cooked fried rice on a plate and top with the fried egg and some chopped green onion, roasted sesame seeds for garnish.

 

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Kimchi Fried Rice