20-Minute Korean Bulgogi Fried Rice Recipe Will Be Your New Favorite by Donna John

20-Minute Korean Bulgogi Fried Rice Recipe Will Be Your New Favorite

My favorite grocery store has a chef's area where they cook and give out samples. They supply the recipe and all the ingredients right there for you to buy – including the pricey specialty sauces and seasonings they used. Bulgogi rice was on the menu last week. Delicious! After nabbing the Korean fried rice recipe, I hit the aisles to create my own version that cost a lot less.

This easy bulgogi fried rice recipe is made with Korean barbecue sauce (aka bulgogi sauce), frozen vegetables (quick and easy) and basmati rice. For best results, make the rice the morning of or night before and refrigerate so its cold. Other ingredients in this Korean recipe are chopped green onions, garlic and eggs. Eggs are a must in fried recipes recipes!

I served this fried rice with grilled chicken and a crispy egg roll. It was a delicious dinner that I will be making again. Next time I may try making fried rice with char sui sauce.

Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, or 1 small onion, sliced thin (I used a combination of both)
  • 4 - 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 - 4 cups cooked basmati rice, cold
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 - 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Korean barbecue sauce (bulgogi sauce)
  • chopped green onions, for garnish

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and garlic. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the rice and frozen mixed vegetables. Cook, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  3. Push the rice to the side. Crack the eggs into the skillet. Cook, stirring, until set.
  4. Stir the eggs into the rice.
  5. Pour in the Korean barbecue sauce. Stir well to combine. Cook about 5 more minutes. Season with black pepper and a little salt, if desired.
  6. Garnish with chopped green onions.

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Basmati Rice $3 & Up
Skillets $10 & Up
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Never met a fried rice recipe I didn’t devour. 😋
Elisa Schmitz
My mouth is watering as I look at your pictures, Donna John . How delicious!
We love bulgogi...

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