Amazing Dishes to Make With Leftover Kimchi

Kimchi (or kimchee or gimchi) is one of those things that makes everything taste better. It adds a depth of spice and flavor to stews, rice, and noodles that are almost impossible to find anywhere else. So don't throw out that last bit of kimchi, even if you have a shiny new bottle waiting to take its place. Do your fridge and your tummy a flavor and make one of those delicious kimchi-filled recipes. 

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    A Bowl of Kimchi Rice
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    Kimchi Fried Rice (bokumbap or ​bokkeumbap) is humble food that is mostly enjoyed at home, but you might also see it in some casual Korean eateries. At home, it's a great way to use leftover kimchi that's a bit past its prime. You can use Canadian bacon as a protein if you have it. Quick, easy, and cheap to make, kimchi bokumbap is simple Korean home cooking at its best.

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    Dubu Kimchi
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    Dubu Kimchi is a popular anju (Korean drinking snack) and a delicious, easy way to use leftover or older kimchi. The vibrant flavor of the sauteed kimchi is mellowed by the soft, delicate texture of the plain tofu.

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    Hawaiian cuisine combines great elements of Asian, American, European, and traditional island cooking. This is based on a Hawaiian-fusion recipe and is an easy way to make a spicy, flavorful cheese dip.

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    Kimchi-jjigae / Korean kimchi stew
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    This spicy kimchi stew (kimchi jjigae or kimchichigae) is served bubbling hot and makes good use of leftover or older kimchi. Fiery hot, hearty, and full of flavor, kimchichigae is great for cold winter days but Koreans can eat it anytime, anywhere. There is a lot of room for variation in this dish, and everyone has their favorite combination. Favorite additions include potatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms.

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    Kimchijeon (Korean kimchi pancakes)
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    This kimchi pancake recipe is a great use of leftover kimchi and is very easy to make. Kimchi Jun works as a hearty snack, an appetizer, or a side dish to a Korean or Asian meal. As with most Korean recipes and dishes, you can tweak it to your own tastes with the addition of other vegetables, meat, or seafood.

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    Cabbage Kimchi, Korean Food
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    This is savory kimchi rice (or kimchee, or gimchee), but you don't need to have already cooked rice to make this happen. You briefly saute the kimchi and meat and then cook it with the rice in your handy rice cooker. It's a true multi-tasking meal.