Korean Food

7 Easy Korean Recipes to Make at Home: A Delicious Journey to Korea

Step into the vibrant world of Korean cuisine with these simple yet delectable recipes! Each dish we present here is carefully selected to ensure ease of preparation, allowing you to recreate the authentic flavors of Korea in your own kitchen, no matter where you are in the world. From mouthwatering mains to scrumptious snacks, and even a refreshing beverage, this guide promises to make Korean cooking an enjoyable experience for all.

1. Gyeran Mari 계란말이 (Korean Rolled Omelette)

Korean Rolled Omelette
Korean Rolled Omelette

This is a popular side dish in Korea, simple to make, and pairs well with any meal.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 small carrot, finely diced
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil for greasing the pan


  1. Start by breaking the eggs into a bowl. Whisk them until the yolks and whites are fully combined.
  2. Add the finely diced carrot and onion to the eggs. Stir well to incorporate. Season the mixture with salt to taste.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add a small amount of cooking oil. Spread the oil evenly over the pan.
  4. Pour a thin layer of the egg mixture into the pan. Spread it evenly by tilting the pan.
  5. When the egg starts to set, begin rolling it towards one end of the pan with a spatula.
  6. Once the first roll is made, push it to the end of the pan. Pour another thin layer of egg mixture into the pan and under the rolled egg. Repeat the rolling process.
  7. Continue this process until all the egg mixture has been used.
  8. Allow the omelette to cool slightly, then slice it into bite-sized pieces and serve.

2. Kimchi Fried Rice 김치볶음밥 (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi fried rice is a great way to use leftover rice and kimchi. It’s quick, simple, and flavorful.


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 cup of chopped kimchi
  • 1/2 cup of kimchi juice
  • 1 tablespoon of gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped kimchi to the pan and sauté until it becomes soft.
  3. Add the gochujang and mix it with the kimchi.
  4. Add the cooked rice to the pan. Break up any clumps and mix it well with the kimchi.
  5. Pour in the kimchi juice. Stir everything together until the rice is evenly colored.
  6. Stir in the chopped green onions and cook for another minute.
  7. Turn off the heat, then drizzle the sesame oil over the fried rice. Mix it well to evenly distribute the sesame oil.
  8. Serve the fried rice warm, garnished with sesame seeds.

3. Simple Bibimbap 간단비빔밥


Bibimbap is a versatile dish that you can customize based on the ingredients you have on hand. This is a simplified version for easy home cooking.


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Salt and cooking oil


  1. Slice the carrot and zucchini into thin strips. Quickly blanch the spinach in boiling water and squeeze out the excess water.
  2. Heat a bit of cooking oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté the carrot and zucchini separately until they’re soft. Season each with a bit of salt.
  3. In the same pan, fry the eggs. They can be sunny side up, over easy, or fully cooked based on your preference.
  4. To assemble the bibimbap, place a scoop of cooked rice in a bowl. Arrange the cooked carrot, zucchini, and spinach on top of the rice. Place the fried egg in the center.
  5. Mix the gochujang with the sesame oil to make the bibimbap sauce. Drizzle this sauce over the assembled bibimbap.
  6. Mix everything together in the bowl before eating.

4. Korean Egg Drop Sandwich 에그드랍 샌드위치

egg drop sandwich
egg drop sandwich

This sandwich is gaining popularity worldwide for its unique taste and simple preparation method.


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • A handful of shredded cabbage


  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add milk, salt, and pepper, then whisk until well mixed.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat, pour the egg mixture, and let it cook without stirring.
  3. Place the bread slices on top of the egg as it cooks. After about a minute, flip the egg and bread in one piece.
  4. Once the egg is cooked and the bread is toasted, transfer them to a plate.
  5. Spread a generous amount of mayonnaise on the egg side of one bread slice, then add the shredded cabbage.
  6. Fold the egg over the cabbage and top with the other slice of bread, egg side down.
  7. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.

5. Korean Banana Milk Smoothie 바나나 밀크 스무디

banana smothie
banana smothie

This smoothie is inspired by the popular Korean Banana Milk beverage. It’s sweet, creamy, and super easy to make.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine the ripe banana, milk, honey (or sugar), and vanilla extract (if using).
  2. Blend everything together until smooth.
  3. If you want a chilled smoothie, add a few ice cubes to the blender and blend again until the ice is crushed.
  4. Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve immediately.

6. Jumeokbap 주먹밥 (Korean Rice Balls)

Korean Rice Balls
Korean Rice Balls

This is essentially a simple rice dish that’s great for on-the-go meals or snacks. The ingredients can be easily adjusted to your taste.


  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: Any combination of finely chopped cooked vegetables, cooked meats, or kimchi


  1. If using, mix your choice of finely chopped ingredients into the cooked white rice.
  2. Drizzle the sesame oil over the rice and mix it in thoroughly. Season with a little salt if desired.
  3. Moisten your hands with a bit of water to prevent the rice from sticking. Scoop up a small amount of the rice mixture and shape it into a round ball.
  4. Repeat with the rest of the rice mixture.
  5. Your jumeokbap is ready to be served. Enjoy it as is, or wrap it in a sheet of seaweed for extra flavor.

7. Korean Corn Cheese 콘치즈

corn cheese
corn cheese

This is a popular dish found in Korean BBQ restaurants, often served as a side dish. It’s simple, cheesy, and very addictive!


  • 1 can of sweet corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of butter


  1. In a bowl, combine the drained corn kernels, shredded mozzarella cheese, and mayonnaise.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and sugar, then mix everything together.
  3. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  4. Spread the corn and cheese mixture evenly in the pan.
  5. Cover the pan and let it cook until the cheese is fully melted and slightly golden. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Your Korean corn cheese is ready to serve. It’s delicious both hot and at room temperature.

And there you have it! Ten simple and delicious Korean recipes that you can easily make at home. Each dish offers a unique taste of Korean cuisine, showcasing the country’s vibrant food culture. Whether you’re new to Korean cooking or looking to try some new recipes, we hope this guide encourages you to dive deeper into the wonderful world of Korean food. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook – a Korean feast awaits in your kitchen!

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