Addictively chewy rice cakes simmered in a spicy gochujang sauce and topped with gooey cheese. Can you dream of something better?! This absolutely delicious, rich, and umami-filled. Whip up this Tteokbokki rice cake recipe can be made in minutes!
Tteokbokki Rice Cake Recipe
Tteokbokki is a popular Korean street food made of bouncy rice cakes that swim in a red gochujang sauce. You can include various toppings such as fish cakes, ramen noodles, dumplings, vegetables, boiled eggs, or cheese!
This spicy rice cake recipe is the simplest version that’s saucy, cheesy, and easily customizable! Satisfy your craving with this quick recipe or add in additional toppings if you’re feeling fancy and have the extra time!
How to Cook Frozen Rice Cakes
Rice cakes can be easily found at Asian markets in the refrigerated or frozen sections. Before cooking your rice cakes, I highly suggest soaking them in hot water for 10 - 20 minutes prior. This helps soften them up a bit before cooking them in the sauce.
If you’re ready for chewy, spicy, and cheesy goodness, make sure to try out this Tteokbokki recipe. Let me know how it goes in the comments section below!
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Tteokbokki Rice Cake Recipe
- In a bowl, soak tteokbokki in hot water (not boiling) for 20 minutes.
- In a medium-sized pot, combine the dashi stock, gochujang paste, light soy sauce, honey, and chili flakes, then bring to a boil.
- Add in rice cakes and cook for 3 - 5 minutes, or until rice cakes are soft. At this point, the sauce will be slightly thickened but still runny and that’s okay. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Top with mozzarella cheese and green onions. You can melt the cheese via stovetop or broil it in the oven. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Rice Cakes: Rice cakes can be easily found in local Asian or Korean markets in the refrigerated or frozen sections and typically come in either cylinder or disk shapes.
- Dashi Stock: You can find this in Asian or Korean markets as well in powder form, which makes it super convenient to store! If you can't find it, you can swap it out for vegetable stock.
- Gochujang: This is a Korean chili paste that comes in different levels of spice. Choose whichever suits your spice tolerance and remember, you can always add more chili flakes to make it spicier, but it's difficult to adjust a paste that's already spicy!
- Mozzarella: I highly recommend shredding your own cheese if you're looking for that drool-worthy cheese pull! Pre-shredded cheese is coated with a powder that keeps the cheese from getting stuck together in the packaging and prevents it from melting as nicely as freshly shredded cheese.
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