Costco Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice Review

Costco sells an impressive selection of Asian-style food, mainly in the frozen section. Most of the different options are both tasty and convenient – perfect for making a meal at home that’s nearly as good and as easy as takeout! This Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice showed up in my local warehouse recently and I had to find out if it could make the cut to become one of my regular purchases to keep on hand for evenings when I decide to make an Asian takeout-style meal for dinner!

Image of the Costco Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice box sitting on a table.
Costco Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice.

Costco carries a variety of Bibigo products and every time I see a new one at my local Costco, I pick it up to review and try. I find I usually really enjoy Bibigo products so today I’m reviewing the Costco Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice.

Image of the Bibigo vegetable fried rice company description.
Bibigo usually makes some pretty tasty products!

Other Bibigo products from Costco are the Bibigo Beef Bulgogi Mandu, Bibigo Japchae Crispy Potstickers, Bibigo Steamed Dumplings and the Bibigo Chicken and Cilantro Wontons. Similar products to this vegetable fried rice from Costco are the Ajinomoto Vegetable Yakisoba and the Ajinomoto Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice.

Top down image of a white plate with a fork and knife beside it, on the plate is vegetable fried rice and a chicken breast.
I served the rice with chicken.

Location in Store

This product can be found in the freezer section near all the other frozen Asian-style appetizers and entrees The item number is 1674983.

Image of the product description from the back of the box.
I definitely notice a strong kimchi flavor!


The vegetable fried rice has cabbage, onion, kimchi, scrambled egg, carrots, edamame, red bell pepper, roasted corn, peas and green onion. Although it has a lot of different kinds of vegetables, that doesn’t mean it actually has a lot of vegetables! I actually wish there were more vegetables, it’s really rice-heavy.

Top down image of a forkful of fried rice with a bowl of the vegetable fried rice in the background behind it.
You can see the bits of scrambled eggs.

It turned out well after heating it in the microwave. The rice and vegetables aren’t soggy or soft at all and the texture of the rice is chewy, Sean liked the chewy texture but I think it tastes just a tad undercooked. The flavor is slightly spicy and I find I can really taste the kimchi, it’s very noticeable!

Side view image of a plate with chicken and vegetable fried rice on it.
I see this as a side more than a main dish.

The fried rice is salty, seasoned well and is overall decent tasting but not as amazing as I thought it would be, I’m a bit disappointed. Kimchi isn’t my favorite thing to eat so that may be why I don’t love this.

Top down image of a bowl of the vegetable fried rice from Costco.
Ready to eat!


The 1.36-kilogram box costs $16.99 Canadian and contains six 227-gram bags inside.

Image of the two bags of fried rice on a table, showing what the bags look like.
The bags of fried rice are a generous size.


The vegetable fried rice needs to be kept frozen and the best-before date listed on the box is a year from when we purchased it. The box comes with six bags of rice that can be microwaved or pan-fried.

Closeup side view image of a plate with chicken and vegetable fried rice on it.
I wish there were a few more vegetables in the rice.

We heated the rice using the microwave method and it was very simple. You simply cut a corner off of the bag, place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat it on high for three minutes. Let the bag rest for one minute before serving the rice.

Cooking instructions from the back of the box for the vegetable fried rice.
Costco Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice cooking instructions.

To pan fry the rice pre-heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add the rice and cook for six minutes, stirring the rice every 30 to 60 seconds. I personally like to have extra protein so I would eat this with some chicken or pork and have it as a side for dinner. It might make a good lunch or snack for some people on its own!



One bag contains 330 calories, eight grams of fat, 53 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, four grams of sugar, eight grams of protein and 890 milligrams of sodium. That’s quite a bit of sodium and not that much protein! The calories and fat are pretty much what I expected them to be.

Image of the nutrition facts from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


The ingredients list looks like it has everything you’d expect to find in vegetable fried rice. The rice contains wheat, soy, barley, egg and sesame so if a lot of major allergens! There isn’t any dairy. Also if you’re vegan this is a no-go because it contains the scrambled egg.

Image of the ingredients from the back of the box.


Taste: 7/10

Cost: 7.5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 2/10


Give them a try.

My husband liked these more than I did, he liked the chewy texture of the rice and the flavor of the kimchi. I didn’t mind the Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice from Costco but it’s not my favorite.

Have you tried this? What do you think of it?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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4 thoughts on “Costco Bibigo Vegetable Fried Rice Review”

  1. I opened a box of Ralph’s brand low sodium chicken soup, added the entire frozen package of fried rice and pieces of roasted chicken to a pan. Heated on the stove and voila! Delicious soup.

  2. Completely agree. Mostly rice. They’re best heated in the microwave but I suppose some people prefer using a pan on the stove for that crunch!

  3. thank you again natalie. i was excited to see this review because, although i am vegetarian, gluten free, lactose intolerant, cannot eat white rice (love brown!) and have additional food allergies, i miss getting good asian take away and occasionaly indulge in my vegetarian optional asian restaurant that has the best hot & sour soup in the tri state area and brown (!) rice. my costco in nanuet new york has excellent kimchee which is the same brand that an authentic korean customer in the korean market i used to patronise recommended. i loved the pro/prebiotics but could not handle the ‘stinky’ which permeated from me and my fridge! i eat ‘season’ sardines ~ bone in with skin ~ (which costco no longer sells and impacted on my one stop shop ability! as i am recently mobility challenged) and some other fish but am one of those that cannot bear to eat anything with two eyes unless it is an absolute necessity. any vegetarian recommendations would be truly appreciated. although this item contains white rice, i am thinking of giving it a go as i try to find easy suppers for when the multiple surgeries are underway. your site is appreciated and i am grateful for your excellent work. p s does anyone know what happened to the frozen greens? the only stand alone vegetable is broccoli in my freezer department. thank you in advance! g.

  4. I cooked this in the frying pan. I thought it made a nice little meal, if you’re not too hungry. I thought the kimchi flavor was barely noticeable.


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