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Kimchi Fried Rice
"If you like kimchi, you are going to love this kimchi fried rice!! We’ve talked about fried rice before such as Bacon and Eggs Fried Rice and Easy Fried Cauliflower Rice. Since fried rice is pretty customizable, the kimchi fried rice is the same way. I made this basic kimchi fried rice with onions and mushrooms because that’s all I had in the fridge at the time. But you can totally add more protein in your fried rice if you’d like. Cooked chicken, turkey and ham are all pretty good options, in my opinion."
NotesIf you'd like to add meat in your kimchi fried rice, diced ham, spam, chicken, and turkey are great options. Just add the meat with rice in step 3.
Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time20 min
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup roughly chopped kimchi, juice squeezed out and reserved
- 3 tablespoons kimchi juice or to taste
- 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups cooked rice, chilled
- 1 tablespoon coconut ominos or soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 eggs, fried
In a large sauté pan or cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, followed with a pinch of salt. Cook for 2 minutes until the onions are fragrant, stirring often.
Add kimchi, mushrooms and kimchi juice. Let it cook until bubbly, about 3 minutes.
Stir in rice. Cook over medium heat until the rice has absorbed the sauce, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
Add coconut ominos or soy sauce, sesame oil and turn the heat down to medium low. Let the rice continue to cook for another 2 minutes, untouched until lightly brown.
In the meantime, in another pan, heat a little oil over medium heat, drop two eggs in the pan and season with a little salt, pepper, paprika and tarragon (optional) and let them cook to your desired doneness.
Dish the kimchi fried rice, top each serving with a fried egg and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion. Serve!
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