Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi contains lots of probiotics and has many health benefits such as supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. Kimchi can be eaten as a side dish as it is, or it can be added to recipes like fried rice, soups, and stews. Napa cabbage is usually fermented with a special spice blend to make kimchi, but other foods that can be fermented include cucumber, green onions, and radish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean


  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 small onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup kimchi cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp kimchi juice
  • 2 cups white rice cooked
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 stalk scallion sliced
  • black pepper to taste


  • Heat up a wok or skillet on high heat. Add the oil. When the oil is fully heated, sauté the garlic and onion until aromatic.
  • Add the kimchi and do a few quick stirs before adding the rice. Stir to combine well.
  • Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper and scallion. Stir a few times to blend with the rice.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


Try replacing the white rice with brown rice to increase your fiber intake.
You can fry an egg sunny side up and serve the egg on top of the kimchi fried rice.
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