Simple kimchi fried rice is the simplest fried rice recipe that involves kimchi. All I have here are kimchi, rice, and the oils (sesame and vegetable oil) used for stir-frying. This mild recipe is intended for people who are just starting to enjoy this delicious fermented cabbage. I will try to feature other kimchi fried rice recipes in the future, which will be more of a higher level, when compared to this recipe.
Almost everyone knows or must have heard about kimchi. This is a spicy concoction of cabbage, spring onions, and other ingredients that underwent fermentation. This is best enjoyed as a side dish along with rice. Some say that you need to have an acquired taste to appreciate kimchi. This is true in my case because I only enjoyed kimchi when I was in my late teens. When I was younger, I associate this delicious side dish with something pungent — but everything was reversed as I grew up; I learned to like kimchi and appreciate its unique aroma and flavor; it even makes me feel warm and better every time I eat it.
Making kimchi fried rice is quick and easy. All you need are chopped kimchi with juice, steamed white rice, and sesame and vegetable oils. The sesame oil enhances the taste and aroma of kimchi fried rice making it more pleasurable. Since this is a simple recipe, those are all the ingredients that we will need for now. If you want to go the extra mile, you can add meat such as beef or chicken to this recipe — all you have to do is to saute the thinly sliced meat in oil before adding the kimchi. This will ensure that the meat is fully cooked by the time you are done cooking your fried rice.
Try this Simple Kimchi Fried Rice. Let me know what you think.
- 2½ cups cooked white rice
- ¾ cups kimchi, chopped
- 2 tablespoons kimchi juice
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil in a pan.
- Add-in the chopped kimchi. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Put-in the white rice. Stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Pour-in the kimchi juice. Stir. Cook for 2 minutes more.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Enjoy with galbi.
- Share and enjoy!