Kimchi Fried Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 06, 2023
Forget ordinary fried rice! Kimchi fried rice is just as easy, but it packs a flavorful punch. This is a fantastic use for leftovers too. You can freeze the fried rice for up to three months. When cooking your defrosted rice, add a little extra soy sauce so it doesn't dry out. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup kimchi, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/4 cup kimchi juice
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 cups leftover short grain rice
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • Optional toppings: Sliced nori, green onions and black sesame seeds


  1. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 2-4 minutes. Add kimchi, carrots, kimchi juice, garlic and ginger; cook 2 minutes longer. Add rice, green onions, soy sauce and sesame oil; heat through, stirring frequently.
  2. In another large skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Break eggs, 1 at a time, into pan; reduce heat to low. Cook to desired doneness, turning after whites are set if desired. Serve over rice. If desired, sprinkle with nori, green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup fried rice with 1 egg: 331 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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