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What To Do With Leftover Rice: Kimchi Fried Rice

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here! Do you have any plans? I will be cooking a lamb shoulder, testing out new cookie sheets and trying to dehoard. What else is new?

Two weekends ago I woke up still not feeling a 100% back to normal after a week of dealing with a cold. I opened my refrigerator and saw a container of rice from a Chinese take out and decided to make fried rice. I actually rarely order fried rice and have never made it before, but the timing just seemed right.

This is not really a recipe. It's just a little description of what I did. Hope you are fine with that ;)

Kimchi Fried Rice

canola oil
carrots, peeled, diced
defrosted peas
leftover rice
kimchi, chopped
egg, scrambled
soy sauce to taste
sesame oil to taste
scallions, chopped
toasted sesame seeds

1. Heat canola oil in a skillet and add carrots. Saute until they become golden brown.
2. Add peas and rice and cook to heat through.
3. Add kimchi, scrambled egg and season with soy sauce and sesame oil.
4. Serve in a bowl garnished with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

This was SO incredibly good! Comfort food in a bowl and pretty healthy too! The kimchi gave a nice kick to the dish, but if you want even more heat, add sriracha.

If you haven't realized by now, I ♥ kimchi. Here are two other recipes I made with it.

Oatmeal with Kimchi
Kimchi Soup

Hope you all have a great weekend! What are you cooking?


Lauren Keating said...

Mmmm.... kimchi fried rice has been on my list for a while now. I had it recently at a little Korean restaurant and it was so good!

I'm so excited for the weekend that it's a little ridiculous.

kelly said...

oooh! This is so simple! I have kim chi in my fridge and frozen peas in the freezer. Now I'll have to make some rice so I can have this for dinner! :)

Cecilia said...

Looks amazing. I want some, yum!

Zomppa said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well, though sure this helped a bit!!