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What To Do With a Jar Of Kimchi

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A jar full of kimchi is a beautiful thing. It sits in my fridge like a bright, orange beacon calling me to tangy, comforting bites—especially in this bitter cold. Salty, spicy, crunchy kimchi is the perfect solution for instant warmth and zip. The complex, fermented flavors of cabbage, radishes, cucumbers, garlic (and just about any other vegetable you can think of) usually pack enough heat that I keep a glass of water nearby. Plus, it keeps for ages (some might argue forever), making it an ever-dependable dinner helper.

I’m more than happy to eat kimchi straight from the jar, but if you’re looking to add depth to rice bowls and noodle salads, or brightness to heavy stews and crispy french toast, here are 10 ways to use up that jar.

Caroline Choe's Kimchi Mac & Cheese
Caroline Choe's Kimchi Mac & Cheese
Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly
Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly
Crispy Kimchi and Cheddar Omelette
Crispy Kimchi and Cheddar Omelette
Savory French Toast with Kimchi and Pink Sauce

Savory French Toast with Kimchi and Pink Sauce by fiveandspice

April Bloomfield’s Steamed and Raw Radish Salad with Kimchi and Sesame

April Bloomfield’s Steamed and Raw Radish Salad with Kimc... by Genius Recipes

Pull-Apart Cheesy Baked Potato
Pull-Apart Cheesy Baked Potato
Kimchi, Shrimp, and Soba Salad
Kimchi, Shrimp, and Soba Salad
Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice by Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

Kimchi Tofu Soup

Kimchi Tofu Soup by Linda

Warm Kimchi Bowl with Spicy Broccoli and Sesame-Scallion Wild Rice
Warm Kimchi Bowl with Spicy Broccoli and Sesame-Scallion Wild Rice

And if you want to make your own jar:

Mom's Kimchi

Mom's Kimchi by Caroline Choe

How to Make Any Kind of Kimchi Without a Recipe

How to Make Any Kind of Kimchi Without a Recipe by Hillary Reeves

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What's your favorite way to use kimchi? Do you eat it straight out of the jar? Share below!

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Tags: Vegetable, Weeknight Cooking, Winter, Ingredients