Crispy Kimchi Rice Fritters (Vegan + GF)

Crispy Kimchi Rice Fritters (Vegan + GF)

Platter of kimchi rice fritters surrounding a bowl of sriracha sour cream sauce

Spicy, crispy fritters in simply half-hour? Inform us extra! These Korean-inspired fritters give leftover rice a brand new spice on life and pack in some tangy, probiotic-rich goodness from kimchi on the identical time. And while you high them with a creamy sriracha sauce? Oh MY, they’re good, associates! 

These fritters are the final comforting aspect paired along with your favourite protein or alongside different Korean-inspired recipes (together with two new ones coming quickly!). Allow us to present you the way it’s performed!

Corn, kimchi, flaxseed meal, brown rice flour, cooked brown rice, avocado oil, toasted sesame oil, and tamari

Recipe Inspiration

This savory aspect dish is a mix of two scrumptious and timeless Korean dishes: kimchi fried rice (kimchi-bokkeumbap) and kimchi pancakes (kimchi-jeon).

Kimchi fried rice (supply) is assumed to have originated out of a have to create an reasonably priced and scrumptious meal with minimal elements. It’s sometimes made with kimchi, leftover rice, and greens, and sometimes eggs, meat, or fish.

Kimchi pancakes (supply) are made with kimchi, kimchi brine, flour, and typically different greens or seafood. Like kimchi fried rice, they’re thought to have been created as a result of their accessible and cheap elements. And who doesn’t love a pancake?!

The next is an impressed, plant-based fusion of those two ideas.

How one can Make Kimchi Rice Fritters

Firstly, for kimchi fritters that keep in a single piece and face up to dipping in sauce (essential!), we begin with a flax egg. They by no means allow us to down!

Stirring flaxseed meal and water in a bowl to make a flax egg

Then the batter comes along with chopped kimchi (tangy probiotic goodness!), corn kernels (for sweetness), and brown or white rice (we most well-liked the hearty texture of brown). Brown rice flour provides additional construction whereas tamari and toasted sesame oil add moisture and taste.

Using a measuring cup to scoop kimchi rice mixture from a bowl

As soon as the batter is mixed, it’s fritter time! Scoop and smoosh is the secret, right here. We like cooking our fritters in a sizzling, oiled forged iron skillet for a crispy exterior!

Cooking kimchi rice fritters in a cast iron skillet

Whereas the fritters cook dinner, you may make an non-compulsory sauce for serving utilizing vegan mayonnaise or bitter cream, toasted sesame oil, and a squeeze of sriracha for spice. YUM. Sure, it’s an non-compulsory sauce, however we extremely suggest it!

Plate and platter of kimchi rice fritters with sriracha sour cream in a bowl and next to it

We hope you LOVE these kimchi fritters! They’re:

Fast & straightforward
& SO scrumptious!

They’re a flavorful aspect good along with your selection of protein and different Korean-inspired dishes. We suggest our Gochujang Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Pores and skin Salmon (Excellent Each Time!), cabbage slaw, and/or tofu (recipes coming quickly!).

Extra Recipes with Kimchi

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Stack of kimchi rice fritters topped with sriracha sour cream, green onions, and cilantro

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time 15 minutes

Complete Time 30 minutes

Servings 8 (Fritters)

Course Aspect

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Korean-Impressed, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it maintain? 2-3 Days

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  • 1 Tbsp floor flaxseed (to make a flax egg // or sub 1 hen egg)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp water (to make a flax egg // omit if subbing a hen egg)
  • 1 cup kimchi (drained and finely chopped // guarantee vegan-friendly as wanted // for store-bought we like Wildbrine or Mom in Regulation’s manufacturers)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, canned & drained OR frozen & thawed
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tsp tamari (or soy sauce // guarantee gluten-free as wanted)
  • 1 cup cooked & cooled brown or white rice (we most well-liked brown for texture)
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour*
  • 2-3 tsp avocado oil, for cooking

FOR SERVING non-compulsory

  • Thinly sliced inexperienced onions
  • In case you don’t have leftover rice, put together some at the moment utilizing these directions for white or brown rice (or use your most well-liked methodology!).
  • In a big mixing bowl, put together the flax egg by combining floor flaxseed and water. Let sit for five minutes to thicken.

  • After 5 minutes, add the chopped kimchi, drained corn, sesame oil, and tamari to the flax combination. Toss to evenly mix, then add the cooked and cooled rice and brown rice flour. Toss as soon as extra — it needs to be a thick and cheesy combination.

  • Coat a big skillet (we used a 10-inch forged iron) with a skinny layer of oil (~1 tsp) over medium-high warmth. When the oil is sizzling (check it by dropping in a small dollop of batter — it ought to sizzle), drop in 1/4 cup parts of batter and press with the again of your measuring cup to flatten. Cook dinner for 3-4 minutes per aspect, till deeply golden brown. Flip and cook dinner for 2-3 minutes on the opposite aspect. Take away from the skillet and repeat with the remaining batter, including extra oil as wanted.
  • OPTIONAL DIPPING SAUCE: Whereas the fritters cook dinner, mix the vegan bitter cream or mayo with the sriracha and sesame oil. Stir to mix. If the sauce is just too thick, add a splash of kimchi liquid to succeed in your required consistency.

  • Serve instantly, garnished with sliced inexperienced onions if desired. Leftovers maintain for 2-3 days within the fridge or within the freezer for as much as 1 month. They reheat properly on the stovetop or within the microwave.

*We predict all-purpose flour or a gluten-free flour mix would work rather than brown rice flour however haven’t examined it. Tell us within the feedback in the event you do!
*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with 2 tsp avocado oil and with out non-compulsory elements.

Serving: 1 fritter with out sauce Energy: 86 Carbohydrates: 13 g Protein: 1.6 g Fats: 2.5 g Saturated Fats: 0.3 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fats: 1.1 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 345 mg Potassium: 59 mg Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 0.6 g Vitamin A: 101 IU Vitamin C: 9.2 mg Calcium: 3 mg Iron: 0.3 mg

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