A good way to use up leftover kimchi and steamed rice is in this fried rice dish. The kimchi adds crunch and spice; include some sautéed shrimp and you’ve got a complete dinner in just one pan.
What to buy: Try your hand at homemade kimchi with CHOW’s recipe, or you can purchase kimchi at many grocery stores.
Korean chile paste or kochujang is found in jars or small plastic tubs in Korean markets or online. Store it in the refrigerator and add spoonfuls to soups, marinades, and salad dressings for a spicy kick.