Authentic Korean Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe

Authentic Korean Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe

Discover the perfect fusion of Korean flavors in this mouthwatering kimchi fried rice, topped with a golden-yolked fried egg for the ultimate comfort food experience.

Kimchi fried rice is a fantastic way to elevate leftover rice into a delicious meal. This recipe takes inspiration from the classic Korean dish bibimbap, featuring a whole fried egg as the crowning glory.

What sets this kimchi fried rice apart is its unique combination of ingredients. The addition of butter brings a rich creaminess to each bite, while scallions add a fresh, aromatic touch. The final sprinkle of crushed seaweed introduces an unexpected umami boost that takes this dish to new heights.

Kimchi Fried Rice


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 cups kimchi, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper paste (gochujang)
  • 4 cups cool cooked white rice, preferably a day old
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Sesame seasoned seaweed, crushed
  • 4 scallions, green parts only, chopped
  • Black pepper


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the chopped kimchi and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Incorporate the butter and red pepper paste, mixing well until everything is evenly combined.
  2. Add the cooked rice to the skillet, breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon. Stir until the rice is evenly mixed with the kimchi. Drizzle sesame oil over the mixture. Spread the rice and kimchi in an even layer and let it cook undisturbed for a few minutes until the bottom becomes crispy. Turn off the heat and divide the fried rice among four bowls.
  3. In a separate nonstick skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Once shimmering, crack in the eggs, cover the skillet, and cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Carefully transfer one fried egg to the top of each bowl of kimchi fried rice. Garnish with crushed seaweed, chopped scallions, and a sprinkle of black pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy your Korean-inspired feast!
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
464 Calories
23g Fat
53g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 464
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 1069mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 402mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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