We received our Instacart order from HMart today and I got the surprise of my life when I saw the 3 lb tub of Kimchi from one of the grocery bags. I guess because of the limited selections and stock our shopper just went with what is the closest replacement he can find. I am not complaining though since my family loves this stuff.


So the first thing I made was Kimchi Fried Rice for dinner. To make get a big skillet and heat about 2 Tbsp. oil. To it add half a medium size finely chopped white onion (it’s better if you use green onion) and cook until transluscent, then add 2 cloves of minced garlic. Cook until fragrant. Place a cup of chopped kimchi and cook until heated through. Then add 3 cups rice preferably cold or day old rice and 1/4 cup kimchi juice. Stir until everything is well combined. If you don’t have kimchi juice you can add equal parts lite soy sauce and gochujang for flavor. I like to cook my fried rice until it’s a bit caramelized. Then add 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, mix well and remove from heat.

I served this with a sunny side egg on top and some shredded seaweed. We ate also ate this with Samgyeopsal.