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Bowl of Kimchi Fried Rice with Chopsticks and a Jar of Kimchi in the Background
Kimchi Fried Rice with Bok Choy and Tofu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This spicy vegan kimchi fried rice is made with crispy bok choy and chunks of pan-fried tofu. A super flavorful meal that comes together with one skillet in under 30 minutes.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, korean
Servings: 4
Calories: 401 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, omit or decrease the amount if your kimchi is very sour
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, drained, pressed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups vegan kimchi, chopped
  • 4 cups cooked rice, preferably at least a day old, chilled in the refrigerator
  • 1 small bunch bok choy chopped
  • 4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Sesame seeds, for sprinkling
  1. Whisk the gochujang, rice vinegar and soy sauce or tamari together in small bowl, set aside.

  2. Coat a large flat-bottomed skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil and place it over medium heat. Add the tofu cubes and cook until browned on bottoms, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook about 5 minutes more. Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate.

  3. Add the remaining oil to the skillet and raise the heat to medium-high. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion in slightly softened, about 2 minutes. 

  4. Add the kimchi and sauté 2 minutes more.

  5. Raise the heat to high and add the rice and gochujang mixture. Cook, flipping frequently, until rice begins to crisp spots, about 5-7 minutes. Add the bok choy to the skillet. Cook about 1 minute more, flipping to incorporate the bok choy, just until wilted. Add in tofu and scallions. Flip to incorporate and remove from heat.

  6. Add the in tofu and scallions to the skillet. Flip a few times to incorporate and remove from heat.

  7. Divide among plates or bowls and top with sesame seeds. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Kimchi Fried Rice with Bok Choy and Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.8g24%
Saturated Fat 3.1g16%
Sodium 1016mg42%
Potassium 596mg17%
Carbohydrates 50.8g17%
Fiber 8.5g34%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 15.1g30%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 11.5mg64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.