Make your own Korean Fusion Food at home with this simple Bokkeumbap (Korean Fried Rice) recipe!

Bokkeumbap- Korean Fried Rice

Korean Fried Rice

Want to make your own Korean style food at home? This SUPER simple dish only requires 2 Korean Pastes, and is perfect to use up leftovers!


Korean food!

When I lived in Korea my work had a chef that prepared mouth watering Korean dishes, fresh, every day! I took for granted the side dishes of kimchi, that were never ending. But, when I left Seoul (kicking and screaming), and moved to Barcelona, I found myself having a terribly hard time finding decent Korean food.


I had taken several Korean cooking classes during my time in Seoul, but it has been difficult  to find the proper ingredients to replicate these dishes. This is what I love about this Fusion Bokkeumbap Recipe! All you need is Gochujang and Doenjang and you are on your way to preparing a simple and delicious Korean meal! I love to make this recipe when I have leftover rice and meat. All I have to do is add some fresh veggies and I am transformed back to Korea.






Garlic Paste

Olive Oil

2 cups cooked rice ( day old is best)

½ a cabbage, chopped

2 eggs

Any leftovers you want to throw in (option)



  • Cook Rice (unless you already have it left over)
  • Place 1 tbsp oil, garlic paste, cabbage and any other veg or meat you wish to add in a pan and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes. Then remove and set aside
  • In same pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add rice. Flatten rice out along the pan then cook for about 5 minutes. Do not stir so that you can get the crisp crackly texture.
  • Stir the Gochujang, Doenjang and Vegtables into the rice
  • In a separate pan fry the two eggs and leave yokes runny
  • Scoop the rice onto the plate and place your egg on top.



Korean Food- Doenjang


A visual artist by profession and a sightseer at heart, I spent a year as a commercial photographer before letting my urge to Travel ELSEwHERE take over. After receiving a job offer that lead me to a sleepy town high in the Tuscan mountains, my travel adventure began. Since that time my travels have lead me to visit over 60 countries, marry a fellow globetrotter, move intercontinentally seven times and to create temporary homes in four continents! Through my travels, I’ve held many suitcases packed for adventures as a journalist, blogger, philanthropist, teacher, army-wife, magazine director, photographer, barmaid, but mainly just an adventurer. With each new experience, elsewhere, I endeavor to live sensibly while exploring a new culture, living sustainably, and giving back whenever possible. I aspire to make this travel blog help those starting a new life elsewhere or just passing through…

6 thoughts on “Make your own Korean Fusion Food at home with this simple Bokkeumbap (Korean Fried Rice) recipe!

  • August 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Yum!! Where is the best place to find the Korean pastes? This sounds awesome … I’d love to try a different approach to fried rice!

    • August 14, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      You can generally find these two pastes at most Asian Groceries

  • August 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t think I’ve tasted Korean food.. this sound delicious

  • October 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    How much of these twin ingredients do I use

  • October 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    How much of these pastes do I use for two.

  • January 16, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    What quantity of paste do you use please?

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