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Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

This Spam Kimchi Fried Rice is made with simple Asian ingredients and condiments. The rice is cooked along with kimchi, garlic, and spam.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: Bokkeumbap, Kimchi Fried Rice, Korean Kimchi Fried Rice, Spam Kimchi Fried Rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Rika Livingston

Equipment

  • non-stick skillet or wok

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup kimchi without juice (fully packed, be sure to squeeze out excess liquid)
  • cup kimchi juice
  • 6 oz spam (cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch dice)
  • tbsp regular soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)

optional:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1-2 tbsp Gojuchang or hot chili sauce

For Serving:

  • fried eggs
  • dried seasoned seaweed (such as Nori Komi Furikake)
  • 2-3 tbsp thinly sliced scallions

Instructions

Preparation:

  • Break the day-old rice up with your hands into individual grains before cooking.

Stir Fry the Spam:

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until simmering and cook the spam for about 30-45 seconds.

Stir Fry the Kimchi:

  • Add kimchi into the pan, cook, stirring and tossing regularly for about 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.

Stir Fry the Rice:

  • Increase heat to high, add rice and cook, stirring and tossing regularly for about 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of unsalted (optional). Keep stirring until the butter is melted.
  • Add the kimchi juice, soy sauce and toss to combine. Cook, stirring and tossing regularly for about 3-4 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt/pepper or the optional Gojuchang or hot sauce if you love sweet and spicy (1-2 tablespoons). Keep stirring.
  • Add sesame oil to the rice mixture. Toss to combine then remove from the heat.
  • Serve with fried eggs and dried seaweed.

Notes

  1. To add saltiness to the dish, just add a small amount of salt. Do not go overboard with soy sauce or all you'll taste is soy sauce.
  2. I purchased the Chongga kimchi from Costco. It's delicious and made without MSG.
  3. The nutrition value below is for the fried rice without toppings and optional ingredients.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Kimchi Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 979mg43%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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