Spicy, crunchy, and easy to make, Kimchi Omelette is a Korean breakfast staple. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and healthy with an umami kick.
Want to try more Egg recipes for your breakfast, then give these recipes also a try – Mushroom Omelette, Egg White Muffins, Egg Bhurji, Indian Masala Omelette, Egg Foo Young, Egg Idli, and Greek Omelette.
About This Recipe
Omelette is one of the breakfast dishes that is served in almost every household. And therefore I like to give it a twist sometimes and make variations so that even my family enjoys their weekday breakfast.
This time I tried my hands on Kimchi Omelette, which is a deliciously spicy Korean version of Omelette. It turned out so delicious, that it has become a family favorite now.
This one uses Kimchi which gives it a little spicy and crunchy kick, which makes it different from other omelettes. A little mirin is also added, which gives it that slight hint of sweetness.
This one is packed with flavors! It has everything – salty, spicy, sour, savory, and sweet. Egg and Kimchi are a bomb combination! You will agree once you try it.
Along with Kimchi, we will also add some veggies such as zucchini, spinach and mushrooms, which makes it even more nutritious and wholesome. It is so filling, that you can even make it for your lunch and dinner with some toasted bread on the side.
This Kimchi Omelette is,
- Spicy & Salty
- Packed with vegetables
- Quick & Easy
- A delicious twist to your regular omelette
- Perfect for your breakfast
Eggs – Eggs are one of those ingredients, that are rich in protein. Thus it is perfect to prepare for your weekday breakfast, as it also keeps you filled for longer. I used hens eggs to make this recipe but you can make any egg that you wish.
Mirin – A staple in Japanese Kitchen, it adds a sweet flavour in the omelette.
Kimchi – The star ingredient of this omelette which gives it a nice spicy kick. You can either make it at home or use the store-bought one.
Vegetables – We will also add zucchini, mushrooms, and spinach, which not only adds to the taste but also adds to its nutrition.
Oil – I have used vegetable oil, but you can even use olive oil or butter to make the omelette.
Others – Apart from these, we will flavor the omelette with other ingredients such as salt and pepper.
You can also add in prawns or bacon in the omelette, to make it even more filling and delicious. You can poach the shrimps and devein it, before adding it to the omelette.
If you like to add cheese, you can add in some cheddar cheese too.
Step By Step Recipe
Whisk egg, mirin, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add kimchi, zucchini and mushroom and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add spinach and cook for a few seconds.
Pour the egg mixture in the pan and cover the pan.
Cover and cook on medium heat until the eggs are set.
Old the omelette into half. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can! Kimchi can be eaten as it is or can be cooked to make various other dishes. Cooking Kimchi in this Omelette will get you better taste and texture and thus I will recommend you cook it before adding the eggs.
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Kimchi Omelette Recipe
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Mirin
- 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
- 2 tbsp Kimchi (chopped)
- 2 tbsp Zucchini (chopped)
- 2 tbsp Mushroom (sliced)
- 2 tbsp Spinach (chopped)
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Whisk egg, mirin, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add kimchi, zucchini and mushroom and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Add spinach and cook for a few seconds.
- Pour the egg mixture in the pan and cover the pan.
- Cook on medium heat until the eggs are set.
- Fold the omelette into half.
- Serve hot.