Monday, February 27, 2023

Tteokbokki – Spicy Korean Rice Cakes



1 C. rice cake (dduk/tteok) for tteokbokki (5-6 oz.)
2 t. Korean spicy bean paste (gochujang)
2 t. sugar
1 t. soy sauce
3/4 C. water
Sesame seeds (optional)
Sesame oil (optional)


  1. If your tteok/dduk is frozen, defrost by soaking in cold water for a few minutes and drain.
  2. Add water, gochujang and sugar to a pan and bring to a boil on medium high heat.
  3. Add the tteokbokki tteok to the gochujang water and lower the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes until broth is reduced and sauce is thick.
  4. For extra flavor, sprinkle some sesame seeds and/or a swirl of sesame oil.

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