Fresh From The

Farmers Market

Fried rice is an easy way to incorporate a versatile variety of local, colorful spring vegetables into a hearty, stir-fried meal. The addition of kimchi packs a punch of flavor and probiotics good for gut health. Many of the ingredients below are often available during the spring farmers market season at the Overland Park Farmers Market.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup spring veggies such as asparagus, peas, cabbage, broccoli, cut into very small pieces for quick cooking
  • 1 tablespoon grated or finely minced fresh ginger
  • 2 large cloves garlic or 2 tablespoons garlic scapes, chopped
  • 4 cups pre-cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chopped greens such as bok choy, Swiss chard, kale, spinach, etc.
  • 2-3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons kimchi juice from Wild Alive Ferments Kimchi
  • 2 cooked local eggs, pre-scrambled
  • 3-4 tablespoons Wild Alive Ferments Kimchi
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Wild Alive Ferments Kimchi Fire Hot Sauce, to taste


  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat the avocado oil over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion and carrots and sauté for 3-4 minutes until onions become translucent. Next, add the spring vegetables, ginger, and garlic and sauté for 3 more minutes until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add in the pre-cooked brown rice and chopped greens and season with toasted sesame oil, tamari soy sauce, and kimchi juice. Cook for 2-3 more minutes until rice is thoroughly warmed and greens are wilted. Taste and add additional sesame oil or soy sauce if desired.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cooked eggs. Top with a few tablespoons of kimchi then garnish with green onions, cilantro, and hot sauce.

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Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.