Chicken Tteokbokki W Gaednip (Korean spicy Rice Cakes W Perilla Leaves)From oliviajasonkim 2 years ago
- •4 cups sticks of garae tteok (cylindrical shaped rice cakes) shopping list
- •1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces shopping list
- •2 cups frozen vegetables (chosen by personal taste) shopping list
- •4 tbsp gochujang (red chili pepper paste) shopping list
- •1 tbsp gochugaru (red chili pepper flakes) shopping list
- •5, 6 perilla leaves (gaednip), cut into strips shopping list
- •1 tbsp brown sugar shopping list
- •1 tbsp soy sauce shopping list
- •3, 4 minced garlic cloves shopping list
- •2 cups of water shopping list
- •1 tbsp corn syrup or honey shopping list
- •1 tsp sesame seeds (to garnish) shopping list
- •2 cups odaeng (fish cake; optional) shopping list
How to make it
- 1.If time permits, soak the tteok (rice cakes) in lukewarm water for about 30 minutes or defrost at room temperature.
- 2.Saute the chicken pieces in a large pot with 1 tbsp of olive oil and soy sauce. Cook until pink is absent and add the minced garlic for 2, 3 minutes.
- 3.Pour 2 cups water into the pot and boil for a few minutes. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer.
- 4.Add the remaining ingredients (minus the perilla leaves & sesame seeds) to the pot and cook for 10 minutes. Continue cooking until rice cakes are soft and the sauce thickens up.
- 5.Lastly add the shredded perilla leaves.
- 6.Serve hot with rice or eat by itself.
- *Some Koreans like to make a deeper, flavorful broth by boiling kelp, various vegetables, and dried anchovies (myulchi) and using it for the tteokbokki sauce. I have tried both ways (the short and long methods) and there really is not much difference in taste simply because the gochujang (red pepper paste) simply overpowers all other ingredients. However, if you're a traditionalist and like taking the longer route, then most likely I will be done eating by the time your broth settles into a suitable sauce.
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