Umami kimchi fried rice with fried egg

Jeremy Martin


Inspired by local Korean rice dishes I've had recently, this kimchi fried rice really packs a flavorful zing and is incredibly satisfying!


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10 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    kimchi, chopped + 1/4 cup reserved kimchi juice
  • 1 c
    white rice
  • 1/2 bag(s)
    mixed vegetables, frozen
  • 1 clove
    garlic, large, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
    red chili powder (cayenne)
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 tsp
    fish sauce, optional but encouraged!
  • 1 tsp
    peeled diced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • ·
    chopped green onion
  • 2
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    sesame seeds, toasted

How to Make Umami kimchi fried rice with fried egg


  1. Toast sesame seeds on medium heat in small pan on stove, just until they start to give off scent and change color, set aside.
  2. Heat canola oil in wok or deep pan on medium high, smash some salt and garlic together with side of knife, add red chili powder (cayenne). add to pan and sauté carefully 1 minute do not burn garlic
  3. Cook white rice according to instructions, add to pan and turn heat up to high, stir fry with spatula 1 minute, add kimchi, soy sauce,chopped ginger, fish sauce and sesame oil, toss and stir
  4. Make well in rice and crack one egg in middle, scramble up with rice, this happens fast heat should be high still.
  5. In small pan fry an egg on medium heat in some sesame oil, sunny side down, salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat. Heat up frozen vegetables preferably steamed in the microwave and add to the rice mixture.
  6. Transfer rice to a serving bowl, drizzle with reserved kimchi juice, just a few dribbles of soy sauce, sesame seeds and top with fried egg. Sprinkle over chopped green onion and sesame oil to taste. Chop some fresh kimchi and add on top. Serve immediately!

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About Umami kimchi fried rice with fried egg

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Korean
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy

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