Cheesy Corn Sauce over the Kimchi Fried Rice with Wildbrine

November is National Rice Awareness Month, so let’s cook up some rice: my favorite type of grain! 


I love rice since I was a little kid. It keeps my healthy lifestyle whenever eating is concerned. Because I love rice so much, when I was sleeping over at my grandma’s house, she had to cook extra rice for my next day’s breakfast even though she was always the bread-in-the-morning type of person. Sometimes we had bread for school lunch, but I dreamed about rice on those days even though the rice and bread were both sharing the same traits: white and fluffy grain. 


As a result, now I’m fully grown up but still my favorite grain is rice. Freshly cooked rice of course please me anytime I open the lid of Instant Pot, and even leftover rice gives me infinite ways to transform them by dressing up with other ingredients. 


This time, let’s pair rice up with Korean traditional food: Kimchi! When I used to go to Korean Town with my friends in LA, I loved Kimchi fried rice. By thinking about kimchi fried rice, I feel nostalgic to the fun time of chatting with them by sharing spicy yummy food. Unfortunately my neighbor really doesn’t have any Korean restaurants, so it’s time to make it on my own and indulge myself! 


Ready to check the recipe? Let’s cook!


<Today’s Recipe>

Kimchi Fried Rice With Cheesy Corn Sauce

cheesy corn sauce over kimchi fried rice


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*For 1 person

Cheesy Corn Sauce

Kimchi Fried Rice


cheesy corn sauce over the kimchi fried rice


  1. Pour sesame oil in a pan and bring it to high heat. Add carrot, asparagus, onion and cook until the onion is golden brown.
  2. Add rice, kimchi(without brine) and soy sauce. Toss well.
  3. Reduce the heat of the fried rice pan, and prepare another pan to make the sauce. Put corn, cheese, and milk together and bring it to medium high heat. Warm it until the cheese is melted.
  4. Place the kimchi fried rice on the center of the plate and pour cheesy corn sauce. Sprinkle parsley and drop kimchi sriracha. Enjoy while it’s still hot!


<Cooking Tips>

  • Do make some burnt rice parts! The crunchy yummy part is the most precious part of fried rice.
  • If your kimchi has a big chunk, chop them up for easy mixing with other ingredients.
  • I chose parsley for garnish this time, but I recommend green onion too for both bright beautiful green color(yummy for your eyes) and refreshing flavor(yummy in your tastebuds!)


<Ingredients Memo>

kimchi sriracha wildbrine

I used Spicy Korean Kimchi and Spicy Kimchi Sriracha from Wildbrine. Their kimchi has 3 flavors so far and what’s good about their kimchi is being vegan. Did you know, a lot of traditional kimchi isn’t vegan but contains seafood like squid/shrimp paste or fish sauce but they made it vegan friendly. Kimchi is known as fantastic probiotic food so eat it up by making kimchi fried rice or even straight out from the jar! The kimchi sriracha is also great to boost up the dish flavor. The kimchi sriracha is pretty much made with the same ingredients of their kimchi so I’m calling you if you’re a kimchi lover: time to crave for kimchi! 

Thank you so much for the great gift, Wildbrine! I can’t wait to use other flavors of kimchi and sriracha to explore the new dishes! 

Interested in Wildbrine? Visit their official sites from here! 

cheesy corn sauce over the kimchi fried rice

Do you like kimchi fried rice or what’s your opinion towards rice? Let me know your favorite ways of eating rice. I still need to explore how to enjoy yummy fluffy rice;)


<Other Korean Dishes>

Easy savory pancake! Korean Leek Pancakes

korean leek pancake

Let’s enjoy your eyes by looking at the cheese pull! Korean Corn Cheese

cheese stretching

Korean BBQ’s special side dish! Steamed Egg

steamed egg

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

21 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    Korean corn cheese? YES YES YES! A terrific post with delicious recipes – bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John!😋


  2. M. Lee Keena says:

    Yummm😋 I haven’t had kimchi or kimchi friend rice since I moved here to the desert. I think I need to spend a week in Los Angeles and go on a food adventure 🍴🥢

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Me too! I left LA about 5 years ago so a lot of things must have been changed😌💕 As well as food adventure, I gotta see how the football field in Inglewood look like…I thought it’s gonna be never-ending-construction🤣 Also that locally-too-famous never ending construction of fwy 405😂😂😂

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      1. M. Lee Keena says:

        Yeah, I want to see what that stadium looks like on the inside as well! We were there a few years ago when it was being built. I used to have a job at an eyeglass lab in N. Hollywood (daytime job) and a job at Lenscrafters (night and weekends) in Santa Monica. I had to travel the 405 during rush hour 😦 but the 405 traffic was good is you are eating dinner in between jobs. Really, I do miss the 405 😉

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      2. Tanooki says:

        OMG N.Hollywood is where I used to live🤣 and I can imagine what commute looks like between N.Hollywood and Santa Monica…yes even though the distance isn’t much, they actually give people ample time to enjoy the view from window(I used to play which car is expensive and what job the driver has kind of game all for myself😂🚗) I miss 405, 110, 134, 10 too since they’re the symbol of this-is-LA!!

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  3. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! So delicious recipe and wonderful photos!
    Thank´’s for share Tanooki.
    Great day!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Elvira!❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. elvira797mx says:

        Always a pleasure, Tanooki 🙏❤️


  4. dolphinwrite says:

    Always excellent presentations.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. anne leueen says:

    This looks so tasty!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Anne! If you like spicy food I totally recommend making this❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Livia says:

    Wow, that dish brings such beautiful colors! It must be delicious! 🤩

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Livia, I enjoyed the special plate a lot😋

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Ju-Lyn says:

    Yum! I love the corn cheese sauce addition to a familiar favourite! Can’t believe it’s just 3 ingredients to the sauce … I am definitely making this soon

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes please! I hope you’ll like it😊💕✨🌽🧀


  8. CarolCooks2 says:

    I eat rice every day..either steamed or sticky rice…I haven’t tried it with kimchi though an interesting combo with corn as well 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh yeah! Thai sticky rice is so good😋 In Japanese culture sticky rice is a festival food so I’m actually jealous for Thai people🤣😋🤤🌾

      Liked by 1 person

  9. CarolCooks2 says:

    Yes, it is..I believe the Japanese sticky rice is slightly different though 🙂

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