Healthy Kimchi Burritos

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In this fusion recipe, kimchi fried rice and Korean marinated chicken come together to make a deliciously unique burrito.

Kimchi Burritos

Kimchi Burritos

Servings: 3


- 1 cup cooked brown rice (or white if you prefer), cooled

-1/2 cup fresh kimchi (try to get some from a local restaurant, the stuff in the packages at the grocery store is terrible!)

-2 tsp sesame oil

-2 chicken breasts, diced

-1/4 cup bulgogi marinade, store-bought (or homemade, see recipe below)

-1 tsp canola oil

-2/3 cup shredded lettuce

-2 green onions, chopped (optional)

-3 burrito size tortillas, warmed

-Topping – I recommend low-fat plain yogurt, low-fat sour cream, black sesame dressing or kiwi dressing (this ones is really good!)

Homemade Bulgogi Marinade

-1 Tbls minced garlic, about 1 large clove or 2 small

-1 1/2 Tbls soy sauce (low sodium)

-1 Tbls dark rice syrup

-2 tsp sugar

-1 Tbls rice wine

-1 Tbls juice – orange, apple, or Asian pear (Asian pear is traditional, I used apple)

-2 tsp sesame oil

-1 green onion, chopped thin

-1/2 tsp ground black pepper

*Mix all ingredients together


1. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

2. Remove the chicken from the marinade and saute the chicken in a little canola oil for about 2-3 minutes per side until it is no longer pink inside.  Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Kimchi Burritos 1

3. Add the sesame oil the the pan along with the kimchi and rice.  Saute for about 2-3 minutes until everything is combined and warmed through.

Kimchi Burritos 2

4. Make your burritos by putting about 1/3 cup of the kimchi rice, 1/3 of the chicken, some lettuce, green onions, and dressing of your choice in a warmed tortilla.


Below are the ingredients used in the recipe.  The kimchi can be found at most Korean restaurants (sometimes I take some home in a baggie after I eat Korean BBQ :-) ) The tortillas can be found at Costco in the freezer section and the remaining ingredients can be found at home plus or your local mart.

Bulgogi MarinadeBrown Ricekimchi

Sesame OilTortillasCanola Oil

Denmark Plain Yogurtpulmuone-black-sesame-dressingKiwi Dressing.jpb

Nutrition Information

For 1 Serving (1 Burrito): 462 Calories, 14.2 g Fat, 4.5 g Saturated Fat, 51.5 mg Cholesterol, 653.2 mg Sodium, 53.7 g Carbohydrates, 3.3 g Fiber, 5.5 g Sugars, 27 g Protein. *Nutrition could vary depending on toppings, I used about 1 tbls of the kiwi dressing.

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