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Kimchi Fried Rice with Spam (Kimchi Bokkeum Bap)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian Inspired, Korean Inspired
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 6 oz spam, ½ the log
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped and separate the white from the greens
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 8 oz kimchi, chopped
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 carrot, julienne
  • 2 cups cooked rice, overnight rice is best
  • 1 TBSP fish sauce, optional


  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP hot pepper paste (i.e. gochujang)

For Garnishing and Finishing the Rice

  • Fried Egg
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onion Tops


  • Prepare the ingredients, including mixing the sauce ingredients: sesame oil, soy sauce and gochujang.
  • Begin by frying the spam in coconut oil on medium-high heat. Once it's browned, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Now add the red onion and green onion bottoms to the remaining coconut oil and saute until fragrant. Once fragrant, add the garlic and saute together with the onions.
  • Add the butter and kimchi and saute together!
  • Add the spam back to the fry pan and combine with the other ingredients.
  • Add the fresh cabbage, carrot, rice and continue to fry together!
  • Add the sauce to the fry pan and toss together the ingredients. Allow a light char to develop on the rice because that's deliciousness!
  • Add the fish sauce in the final few minutes. Serve warm with a fried egg, cilantro and the green onion tops and enjoy, cheers 🥂!
Keyword Kimchi & Spam Fried Rice, Kimchi Bokkeum Bap, Kimchi Fried Rice, Kimchi Fried Rice with Spam