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Kimchi Rice

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We’re suckers for kimchi. It’s an all out flavor-assault of fiery, pungent perfection. 

This fermented Korean cabbage is food science at its finest. And it goes so well with rice.

We’re using short grain Japanese rice for this kimchi rice recipe. It has the perfect sticky texture and toothsome bite. And it soaks up all the kimchi goodness as it cooks.

We added a bit of soy sauce and rice vinegar for a one-two-punch of umami and sharp sweetness. And gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) adds another element of earthy funk to the mix. You’re going to love it!

And since you’re making this kimchi rice in your rice cooker, it’s so easy to whip up after a long day at work or school.

Think of it as a kimchi fried rice, minus the actual frying part. Your rice cooker will steam everything to absolute perfection.



Simply load all of your ingredients (EXCEPT the sesame oil) into the inner pot of your Tiger multifunctional rice cooker. And don’t forget a little kimchi juice for good measure!

Then select the Plain cooking function. Yep – that’s the same function you’d use to make plain white rice.

Once the timer sounds off, add your sesame oil and stir it in well. That’s it! Dinner is served.

We doubt there will be any leftovers at your house (there never are at ours). 

And check out these other delicious and easy rice recipes you can make in your rice cooker:

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  1. Put the washed rice and water in the inner pot and place it in the rice cooker.
  2. Add the kimchi with its juice, soy sauce, rice, vinegar, gochujang, and water, and stir well. 
  3. Close the lid and choose the [Plain] function. Press start.
  4. When the rice is ready, open the lid and add the sesame oil. Fold and fluff the rice to coat the rice evenly, and serve.
  • 2 cups short grain Japanese rice (use the supplied measuring cup)
  • ½ cup kimchi, chopped with its juice 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang
  • 1 ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

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