Quick & Easy Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Quick & Easy Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Kimchi fried rice, or Kimchi Bokkeumbap, is a popular Korean dish that is quick, easy, and very customizable. It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and kimchi.

Here’s a simple recipe to make delicious kimchi fried rice at home:


  • 3 cups cooked short grain rice, cooled
  • 1 cup chopped kimchi
  • 1/4 cup kimchi juice
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (optional)
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir for 10 seconds.
  2. Add the chopped kimchi and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the onions and frozen vegetables (if using) and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the cooked rice and kimchi juice. Stir to combine, breaking up any clumps of rice.
  5. Drizzle with sesame oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to coat the rice evenly.
  6. Push the rice to the sides of the pan to create a well in the center. Pour the beaten eggs into the well and let cook for 30 seconds, then stir to scramble.
  7. Once the eggs are cooked, mix everything together.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame seeds.
  9. Serve hot, garnished with extra kimchi, green onions, or a fried egg if desired.

Some tips for the best kimchi fried rice:

  • Use day-old or chilled rice for best texture
  • Adjust spice level by using more or less kimchi
  • Add protein like spam, bacon, or tofu
  • Top with a fried egg, cheese, or nori for extra flavor and texture

Kimchi fried rice is a quick, flavorful meal that comes together in just 15 minutes. Adjust the ingredients to your taste and enjoy this easy Korean dish!

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