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Kimchi Fried Rice

This Kimchi Fried Rice recipe will knock your socks off! Turn leftover rice into an exciting dish using Korean ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: kimchi fried rice, kimchi fried rice recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 696kcal
Author: Mia


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 bunch scallion chopped
  • 5 pieces bacon cut into bits
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • 1/2 cup kimchi juice
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups day-old rice
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • In a large skillet or wok, fry the bacon pieces over medium high heat until crispy. Without removing the oil rendered from bacon, transfer in a plate and set aside.
    5 pieces bacon
  • Add vegetable oil and sauté onion until translucent. Tip in scallion an cook until wilted.
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 medium onion, 3 bunch scallion
  • Tip in day-old rice and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add kimchi and kimchi juice and mix to incorporate.
    1 cup kimchi, 3 cups day-old rice, 1/2 cup kimchi juice
  • Pour soy sauce, sugar and mix well to incorporate. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
    2 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt and pepper
  • Add sesame oil and continue stir frying for a minutes to mix well. Tip in the cooked bacon and stir to distribute.
    1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Remove from from skillet and transfer in serving plates. Top with fried egg, nori strips and green onion. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 118.6g | Protein: 19.7g | Fat: 14.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1011mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 4.7g | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 7mg