Gat Kimchi Bokkeum Bap (Mustard-Green Kimchi Fried Rice)

Cooling cooked rice is key here—it dries out the rice and firms it up so it doesn't stick together when it's fried, yielding fluffier results. Read more about this recipe.

Gat Kimchi Bokkeum Bap (Mustard-Green Kimchi Fried Rice)
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 tablespoons canola or avocado oil, divided

  • 3 scallions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • ½ cup Gat Kimchi (see Associated Recipe) or other kimchi, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 3 cups cold cooked brown or white rice

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • 3 large eggs

  • 6 small or 1 large sheet(s) gim (nori), crumbled (see Tip)


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons canola (or avocado) oil in a large flat-bottom wok or large skillet over high heat. Add scallions and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add kimchi and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the moisture has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add tamari (or soy sauce); cook for 1 minute more.

  2. Add rice and stir to break up any clumps. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice is well coated and starts to toast, about 3 minutes. Add sesame oil and sesame seeds and cook, stirring, until hot, about 2 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon canola (or avocado) oil in a medium nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into the pan and cook to desired doneness, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes for a runny yolk and 3 1/2 to 4 minutes for a firmer yolk.

  4. Mix gim into the rice and serve topped with the eggs.


Gim (dried, toasted algae, aka nori) is sold in both large sheets for making sushi and small sheets in snack packs. Some large grocery stores sell this Korean pantry staple, but you may need to visit your local Korean or Asian market or order it online.

Associated Recipe

Gat Kimchi

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
29g Fat
57g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups rice & 1 egg
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Vitamin A 1607IU 32%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Potassium 443mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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