This easy kimchi spam fried rice is one of our rice recipes, amongst Korean tuna rice, shrimp fried rice, and sha cha beef fried rice! It's perfect for you, if you enjoy bold flavors of tang, heat, and some funky kimchi flavors. Top it off with a golden fried egg for an additive weekday meal or midnight snack!
½tablespoontoasted white sesameplus more for garnish (optional)
For the fried rice:
In a large nonstick pan over medium high heat, add a small amount of oil, about 1 to 2 teaspoons. Once the oil is hot, add the diced Spam and stir fry until the Spam are mostly golden brown.
Next, add the fermented kimchi and yellow onion. Stir fry for a couple of minutes until the onions look slightly translucent and the kimchi is a little drier.
Add the day old white rice. Toss and stir fry the rice while breaking up any large clumps.
Pour the kimchi juice around the pan and stir fry until the rice is heated through and everything looks evenly seasoned with kimchi juice, about 2 to 3 minutes.
If you want, add the sliced green onions, sesame oil, seaweed snack, and/or toasted sesame seeds to the kimchi spam fried rice. Stir fry until everything is well combined.
Transfer the fried rice to serving plates and garnish with more sesame seeds. Enjoy on its own or eat with more seaweed snack!
For the optional fried egg:
In a nonstick pan over medium high heat, add a couple tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is shimmering and hot, crack the eggs into the oil.
Let the eggs fry until the bottoms are set, golden brown, and crispy. If needed, spoon the hot oil over the top of the egg whites to help cook the whites while keeping the yolk runny.
Please refer to the post above for step by step photo references, tips, and FAQs!
Spam - If you prefer, you can use light sodium spam or your preferred luncheon meats.
Day old rice - We highly recommend breaking up the rice with your hand before starting the fried rice to make the cooking process easier. This way, there'll be less clumps as well.
Kimchi & kimchi juice - Kimchi fried rice needs fermented kimchi! It gives the fried rice that iconic tang and depth in flavor. Plus, only old, fermented kimchi will give you enough juice. Also, keep in mind that good kimchi makes good kimchi fried rice! So if you have time, make a batch of your own homemade kimchi.