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15-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)
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15-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

This Kimchi fried rice is incredibly comforting and loaded with rich umami flavors to instantly awaken your tastebuds. Fragranced with Kimchi, Gochujang, garlic, and green onion, this easy & delicious Korean fried rice is made in a single pan with just a handful of ingredients, making it the ultimate meal for the weekdays. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 378kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green onion chopped, divided
  • 1 can tuna drained, or your choice of protein (see notes below)
  • 1 cup aged kimchi chopped
  • 2 tbsp kimchi juice from the kimchi container
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups cooked rice cooled or day-old
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • sunny-side-up egg, green onion, toasted sesame seeds, and/or seaweed flakes optional, for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and green onion and cook until aromatic. Add tuna and kimchi and mix to combine.
  • Add Gochujang, soy sauce, and sugar, and mix together until the kimchi is cooked through, for about 2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add rice and kimchi juice and mix together, ensuring all grains are evenly coated. Finish with sesame oil and remove from heat. Garnish and enjoy!

Notes

Aside from tuna, other popular additions include processed meat such as bacon, ham, sausage, or spam, but you can also use chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, or tofu as fresh alternatives - I would just recommend sautéing the meat in small pieces before adding into the kimchi mixture in the recipe. 
It's important to use aged kimchi for cooking to achieve a rich flavor. If you don't have any naturally aged kimchi, I would recommend setting it aside in a container at room temperature overnight to speed up the process.
For detailed tips and ingredient details, please refer to the full post above.

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Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal