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Whole30 Kimchi Fried Rice

May 7, 2019

Cauliflower Rice has such a bad rep and you know what?! I’m sick of it. This Whole30 Kimchi Fried Rice is about to change everything you know.

Kimchi Fried Rice-The Seasonal Junkie

Before I talk about this kimchi fried rice, we need to set the record straight. And I’m here to do it. So if you have been living in a world where your cauliflower rice is soggy, mushy, and just plain gross I’m sorry, but you have been doing it wrong.

First, you get your pan as hot as the sun. Which is pretty damn hot. Add your oil and wait until you see it smoke (this is the MOST important part). Now add you’re cauliflower rice and fry it.

Kimchi Fried Rice-The Seasonal Junkie

There you have it, that is how to cook cauliflower rice.

The same technique goes for this Whole30 kimchi fried rice. And you are going to absolutely love it. The first reason being, the kimchi of course. Cauliflower rice pretty much takes on any flavor, which makes it a delicious little flavor sponge waiting to absorb all of life’s flavors. Kimchi is the perfect addition to cauliflower rice, it gives the dish an umami exerience.

This is my favorite Whole30 Kimchi!

Kimchi is a fermented Korean side dish. Because it is fermented it has probiotic qualities; this makes it great for digestion. Kimchi is also high in fiber, iron, and calcium. So basically, if you have not tried this spice bomb, now is the time.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?!

Kimchi Fried Rice-The Seasonal Junkie

That’s right, this whole30 kimchi fried rice is great for all of the above. And it’s done in less than 15 minutes. Which hello, a 15 minute dinner? Sign me up. Feel free to add chicken or ground beef for added protein, because yum. Personally, I’m good with the eggs.

Want another breakfast recipe?! Check out these protein packed Easy Egg Muffins!

So there you have it friends, you have learned how to cook cauliflower rice and the deets about kimchi. I hope you find a new found love for cauliflower rice. You’re welcome.

Kimchi Fried Rice-The Seasonal Junkie

Whole30 Kimchi Fried Rice

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


  • 3 cup Cauliflower Rice
  • 8 oz Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Kimchi, soy and sugar free
  • Avocado, to top
  • 2 tsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Green Onion, sliced
  • Olive Oil



Get pan really hot


Add 1 1/2 tbsp oil, once it starts smoking add sliced mushrooms


Be sure not to overcrowd, sear bottom side (until mushroom is brown)


Place Mushrooms in bowl on the side 1/2 tbsp olive oil to used pan


Once smoking hot add frozen cauliflower rice, onion, and garlic, stir to coat


Once fragrant add cooked mushrooms and stir, cook for about 3-5 minutes (the longer you cook the cauliflower rice the softer it will be, I prefer mine around 3 minutes)


Stir in Kimchi and allow liquid to cook out


Turn off heat


In separate pan cook eggs how you would like, I did sunny-side up but over easy is good as well


Feel free to serve with soft-boiled.


To assemble, place kimchi rice in bowl


Top with sliced avocado, cooked eggs, sesame seeds, and green onion



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    sheenam@ thetwincookingproject
    May 16, 2019 at 8:04 am

    i love kimchi fried rice. this looks really yummy.

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      I appreciate your kind words, hope you enjoy!

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