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Bacon and Kimchi Fried Rice

In 15 minutes or less you have a tasty fried rice full of bacon deliciousness plus spice and tang from kimchi! A flavor explosion that your tastebuds will love this Bacon and Kimchi Fried Rice is perfect when you have left-over rice, some bacon and kimchi to use up.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Keyword bacon fried rice, bacon kimchi fried rice, easy kimchi fried rice, fried rice with egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Manila Spoon


  • 5-6 strips bacon, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 cups rice, cooked and chilled (preferably left-over)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup kimchi, chopped into smaller pieces (reserve some of the liquid as you measure it)
  • salt, to taste
  • fried eggs, to serve


  1. In large skillet or wok, place the bacon pieces and garlic cloves. Cook in medium heat until the bacon has rendered its fat and has turned brown and crisp. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.

  2. Set the bacon and garlic aside, add the rice. Press and fold the rice with a spatula until all the grains have separated. Mix the rice with the bacon and garlic and cook until the rice is fully heated through.

  3. Add in the kimchi, including all its liquid and mix everything until the rice grains have changed their color, about a couple of minutes. Season with salt, to taste, if needed. Serve immediately with some fried eggs. With fried eggs, this becomes a rice meal on its own.