Korean Inspired Gochujang Fried Rice

October  5, 2015
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  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

This recipe uses Gochujang or Korean Chili Bean Paste, that is available at most Asian grocery stores. Gochujang lends to the fried rice, a multitude of complex flavors; it's rich, sweet, spicy and salty all in one bite. —

What You'll Need
  • 1 handful meat of your choice, diced into bite sized pieces (ex: shrimp, chicken, beef, pork)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 sweet red pepper, diced
  • 3 cups day old rice
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Gochujang or Korean Chili Bean Paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 stalks green onion, cut into 1cm pieces
  1. Fry chopped onions and garlic in cooking oil until fragrant.
  2. Add meat to mix and stir until cooked thoroughly. Once cooked, remove only meat from heat and set aside.
  3. Add carrots and stir. Add day old loosened rice.
  4. Add sweet red peppers and green onion.
  5. Add back cooked meat into the rice and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve warm with cucumber and cilantro as garnish if preferred.

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4 Reviews

Michael S. January 20, 2021
Lost a lot of respect for food52 on this one. Do they have AI just spitting things out?
MisterWard March 18, 2020
If anyone is confused by the lack of direction in the use of the eggs and gochujang, here is a more complete version of the same recipe here:
Andrew D. March 5, 2018
This recipe needs to be edited... it calls for eggs and gochujang, but does not include them. Perhaps they are meant merely as inspiration?
Michelle S. June 12, 2016
There is no mention of the eggs in the directions.