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Kimchi-Bacon Fried Rice and Eggs Recipe - This is the end-all comfort food!

Kimchi Fried Rice with Bacon

Kimchi Fried Rice with Bacon is the end-all comfort food! With both creamy and crispy textures, this fried rice explodes with flavors -- from spicy and tart to smoky and rich, it'll absolutely knock your socks off!

Please note that the prep time does not include cooking the rice or making homemade Kimchi. The cooking time for rice can vary, but should be about 20 minutes, and can be made up to 4 days ahead. Homemade Kimchi takes about 1 to 3 weeks to ferment, and can be done a couple of weeks ahead. Here's how to do it. You can also purchase delicious, jarred Kimchi in many major markets, and most Asian markets.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian comfort foods, great for brunch, best recipes with eggs, bacon dishes for brunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 342 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein



  1. Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces and add it to a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook until it's brown and crisp, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the onions to the same pan, and stirring often, sauté them until they're soft and golden, about 7 minutes. (There should be enough grease from the bacon, but if not, you can add a little grapeseed oil.)

  3. Add the rice and a bit more oil if it seems to be sticking. Turn the heat to medium-high and sauté for a couple of minutes. Once the rice is hot and nicely blended with the onions, add the Kimchi and extra brining liquid.
  4. Stirring periodically, continue to sauté until you start to see some of the grains of rice becoming crispy, about 5 minutes.
  5. During the last few minutes of cooking the rice, fry the eggs. Coat the bottom of another large sauté pan with oil and place it over medium-low heat. Crack the eggs into the pan, sprinkle them with salt and pepper and cook to the the desired doneness.
  6. Either on a platter, or four individual serving plates, add the eggs on top of the rice and sprinkle with a bit of Togarashi.
  7. Serve!

Recipe Notes

Togarashi is the Japanese word for red chili peppers and a general name for a group of condiments that blend chili pepper with other ingredients such as black pepper, sesame seeds, dried mandarin orange peel, seaweed flakes, and poppy seeds. You can get Togarashi at most Asian markets or here.