Kimchi Fried Rice

This kimchi fried rice is packed full of homemade kimchi, rice, spices and green onions. I topped it with a fresh cooked egg to bring even more flavor.

Kimchi Fried Rice by Nutmeg Nanny

After Christmas I went home to Ohio for a short visit. Before I arrived home I was telling my dad how much I loved kimchi. I could eat the stuff on almost anything – burgers, chicken sandwiches and savory pancakes. I’m not even kidding when I say I love it so very much. I sometimes find myself eating it out the jar with a fork – at night. Almost like dessert except instead of delicious sugary filled cookies it’s fermented cabbage and spicy red pepper.

Does that make me weird?

Kimchi Fried Rice by Nutmeg Nanny

Believe it or not I made the kimchi in the above picture. My dad has a friend whose wife is from Korea and I asked my dad to get the recipe from her. Do you know what her response was? “No. Tell her to come and I will teach her.” Heck yes! Learning how to make kimchi from a master, why would anyone turn that down?

So we all loaded up in our SUV and drove in the middle of a blizzard just to go make some kimchi and dine on other delicious delicacies. Have you ever driven in a snow storm in the midwest? You might think to yourself “oh it’s probably pretty snowy but not horrible.” You would be wrong. When your driving in the country in Ohio the roads at times can be barely large enough for 2 cars to go past each other. Plus there are massive ditches (as in 6 feet deep) on both sides so you better hope you don’t go too far to one side or you’re going to get stuck. Then there is the blowing and drifting. I kid you not you can be driving at times and think to yourself “I hope I’m actually driving on the road and not in the field next to the road.” You cannot tell the difference when the wind really picks up. I guess this is what happens when the landscape is flatter than a pancake and the wind and snow are blowing like a crazy person.

Kimchi Fried Rice by Nutmeg Nanny

Now, back to this kimchi. I made this deliciousness with my bare hands and it’s amazingly delicious. I do plan on eventually sharing a recipe for homemade kimchi but until then you can use store bought. Which nowadays is pretty easy to find. I topped my fried rice with a fried egg because I love the different textures but the egg is totally optional. But it’s also sorta not optional because it’s awesome and you should add it. Unless your allergic to eggs, then you shouldn’t add it. But, if you’re allergic to eggs I feel really bad for you. What do you cook when you don’t feel like cooking? Eggs are the best fast food ever.


Kimchi Fried Rice

This kimchi fried rice is packed full of homemade kimchi, rice, spices and green onions. I topped it with a fresh cooked egg to bring even more flavor.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 scallions, diced
  • 1 cup sour kimchi, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup kimchi juice, as needed
  • 4 large eggs


In a large skillet add vegetable oil and set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add in 3/4 of the chopped scallions, kimchi and gochujang paste. Stir and heat until the mixture if hot.

Add in garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add in rice, soy sauce and kimchi juice if needed to help bring together the mixture. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the whole mixture is heated through.

Remove the rice from the stove and cover to keep warm.

In a small skillet fry up 4 eggs, in several batches if needed.

Divide the rice mixture between 4 bowls and top with fried rice. Sprinkle with remaining green onions.

9 Responses to “Feta Chickpea Shakshuka”

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    Erren — March 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Such gorgeous flavors, I’d eat this any time of the day, great recipe!

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    Jen — March 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I’m right there with you on the not wanting to cook breakfast for myself. It’s just too early to want to think about yet my stomach always is ready to remind me. I’d definitely jump out of bed for this!!

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    Dee — March 8, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    This looks fantastic! I’m not a big fan of cooking breakfast either, but my husband is, and he would definitely go for this!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — March 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I love that this can be eaten breakfast, lunch, or brunch! Sounds great!

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    Erin @ The Speckled Palate — March 8, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    OMG. This shakshuka just looks STUNNING. Dipping bread into the runny egg yolk is my favorite thing, so I have a feeling that, plus this combination of flavors, is simply scrumptious!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — March 9, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I am always looking for new ways to use Chickpeas! This looks so good!

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    katerina @ — March 9, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I am loving this recipe!! It looks and sounds SO delicious!!

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    Catherine — March 13, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Dear Brandy, This looks absolutely delicious! This is my kind of egg breakfast…I for one have always loved breakfast…I go to bed looking forward to eating. Sometimes, it’s what gets me to sleep at night- the thought of hot coffee and a warm breakfast. I’d love waking up to this! xo, Catherine

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    Nicholas Orr — October 1, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Which of the eaters gets the 5th egg or do they fight over it?

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