Kimchi Fried Rice 김치 볶음밥

I’ve just realized, I have ALOT of backlogs. While looking back at the photos on iphoto, I’ve seen familiar food but unfamiliar on the blog. Neglected much 🙁 Well, anyway, let’s just start with something easy.

Kimchi is a love or hate affair. Some may be overly pungent with garlic, or too sour, or too spicy. The homemade Kimchi which I made earlier this year, wasn’t very sour as it was just fermented for a couple of days. I’ve been dying to make another batch but I wasn’t ready for the worms that creeps out from the cabbage every so often! *squeeekkk*

Incase you don’t know yet, many korean food uses Kimchi as the core ingredient. Much because it is bursting with flavour, from spicy to salty to sweet. How versatile. I made Kimchi Jigae and kimchi fried rice with the left over kimchi I had. Perfect comfort food on rainy days.



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Kimchi Fried Rice 김치 볶음밥
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Recipe type: Rice
Serves: 2
  • 2 bowls overnight cold rice
  • 1 cup ripe kimchi (including juice)
  • 200g pork belly or bacon
  • ½ medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • dash of black pepper and salt
  • 2 eggs
  1. Heat wok, add 2 tablespoons oil in a wok and saute onions until fragrance (translucent). Add garlic and pork belly and cook thoroughly.
  2. Once pork is cooked, add gochujang and kimchi. Cook thoroughly. Stir-fry for a minute.
  3. Add rice and kimchi juice. Stir to combine well. Lastly add sesame oil and season with salt and pepper. Dish up and serve immediately with fried egg.

Yum, now I need to go get some cabbage..



11 Comments on Kimchi Fried Rice 김치 볶음밥

  1. Baby Sumo says:

    You just reminded me that I still have a full tub of homemade kimchi in the fridge… gonna make kimchi fried rice and kimchi jjigae.;)

  2. Shannon says:

    I’ve not gotten around making kimchi yet, a packet of chili flakes still in my fridge. you have just reminded me to make it soon 🙂

  3. I have the same problem as you lol
    Loving your kimchi fried rice!

  4. Esther says:

    I love kimchi fried rice, remind me of those korean dramas where the actors/ actresses always seem to be so enjoying their kimchi rice, yum! Time to make a trip to my favourite korean restaurant

  5. This looks delicious! Would love to try to make this. What is gochujang?

  6. Swee San says:

    Shannon, yes I kept mine in the freezer as the korean shop seller said to keep them in the freezer if u’re not using it.

    Suresh, haha I can imagine your backlogs!

    Esther, which is your favourite korean restaurant ?

    Mich, gochujang is their hot pepper paste. u can get it from many grocery stores or korean specialty stores.

  7. Shannon says:

    Swee San, you mean keep the chili flakes in the freezer? thanks for the tip!

  8. Jessica says:

    Oh, looks yummy.I just visit your kimchi post, didn’t know that so many steps required. I bought the chilli flakes from the newly opened korean shop at solaris MK. I asked the korean lady, she didn’t tell me so detail when i asked her anything else to add for kimchi. Maybe due to communication..should go to the hartamas one next time. May i know which korean shop that u went at hartamas? tq

    • Swee San says:

      Hi Jessica, I went to 2 shops, 1 in Lotte Mart in 1 utama next to cold storage.. (the uncle there more friendly, the woman either daughter or wife not so) and another was in hartamas i think somewhere near rhb bank.. cant remember which one but there was a kid there to help translate.

  9. Jessica says:

    Thanks Swee San, will check it out The one in hartamas

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