Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice


We must all get food on the table daily. Thrice a day!

When we were kids (yeah, I know, I know..the when we were kids bit starts!), mom used to make simple and standard Indian food for every meal.

Now, even we are exposed to so many cuisines and recipes are available dime a dozen. As much as we wish to cook new foods, we don’t always think of them when the meal needs to be decided.

This recipe is a lovely fridge clearance one and it comes to your list of choices quite easily when you see that old kimchi tucked in the corner of the fridge and left over rice!



  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 3-4 heaped tablespoons of Kimchi- cut into medium size
  • 3 cups of cooked rice, preferably a day old (old and cold rice wont get all mushy)
  • 1 pack enoki mushrooms
  • Thin cut carrots, cauliflower, Spinach (mixed ½ cup)
  • Spring onion greens for garnish
  • Boiled and salted Edamame beans on the side (to provide the protein for the meal)
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • Extra Korean chili powder or Kashmiri red chili powder to achieve the red color


  • Heat the pan and add 2 tbsp oil
  • Once the oil seems hot, add in the garlic and saute for a minute. Don’t allow it to burn
  • Increase the heat. Add in the washed and separated enoki mushrooms- you can leave them in clumps of 10-12 strands but not very thick bunches. If you don’t have enoki mushrooms, you can always use button mushrooms or other types of edible mushrooms.
  • Add in other vegetables and salt. Let it wilt in the high heat but keep stirring
  • Add salt, chili powder, and stir on high flame
  • Add in cut kimchi and rice
  • Mix fully
  • Tips: In case you do not have enough kimchi or kimchi liquid, you can always add 1 tsp of vinegar to achieve a bit of sourness
  • Serve with a very soft sunny side up egg on top or halves of boiled egg, if you like eggs
  • Top each bowl with cut spring onions, serve edamame on the side if you have them handy.
  • Genius quick meal within 20 min done! Tick the boxes for balanced, delicious, probiotic and full of fibre and natural varied colours!
  • Oh, also lots of leftovers and bits and pieces of vegetable used up!

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