It’s breakfast…it’s lunch…no, it’s kimchi bacon fried rice with eggs! This savory dish combines fragrant jasmine rice, smoky bacon, and umami kimchi for a flavor packed meal you’ll love any time of day!
We start by caramelizing a small yellow onion and sliced bacon until they’re both golden and delicious. Minced garlic adds umami richness and complexity. We toss this mixture with kimchi, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce before inviting Jasmine rice to the party. The whole dish is topped with a fried egg for some extra protein and a well balanced dish.
I love the complex flavors of Korean food. The cuisine boasts a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors. Korean dishes are undeniably delicious but they can also be complicated to make. Since I didn’t grow up with Korean food, and don’t claim that my recipe is traditional in any way, I replicate Korean flavors with simple ingredients I have on hand.
My Korean beef stew, for example, makes use of soy sauce and red wine for a unique flavor combination. Save the stew recipe for a night when you have hours to let the dish simmer. For today, we want something quick and delicious.
This kimchi bacon fried rice is packed with flavor but it’s super easy to make, thanks to store bought kimchi and smoky bacon. Top the rice with an egg for a well balanced meal that’ll satisfy the whole family.