Crunchy Munchy Rice Cake Delight—Snack for 2

“Crunchy Munchy Rice Cake Delight” is a Korean-inspired snack featuring crispy rice cakes. This savory delight is quick to prepare, offering a unique blend of textures and flavors. Enjoy the satisfying crunch of rice cakes, enhanced by a flavorful sauce for an irresistible, light yet fulfilling snack experience.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 200 grams rice cakes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Gather all your ingredients and cookware
  2. Wash the rice cakes under cold water and set them aside in a medium bowl to drain
  3. Peel the garlic cloves using the edge of your knife, then mince them using the garlic press
  4. Chop the green onions into small pieces with your knife on the cutting board
  5. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, gochujang, honey, and sesame oil Use your whisk to mix these ingredients until they are well combined
  6. Heat your large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  7. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic to the skillet Stir it around with your wooden spatula until it becomes fragrant
  8. Add the drained rice cakes to the skillet Stir them around with your wooden spatula so they get coated in oil and start to brown slightly
  9. Pour half a cup of water into the skillet Let it come to a simmer and continue stirring occasionally until most of the water has evaporated
  10. Pour in your soy sauce mixture from earlier Stir everything together so that all rice cakes are evenly coated in sauce
  11. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through and well combined
  12. Turn off heat Sprinkle chopped green onions and sesame seeds over top of rice cakes for garnish before serving’

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Beti’s Reflections

On my recent culinary adventure to Seoul, I stumbled upon a street food stall that was bustling with locals. The aroma wafting from the stall was irresistible and I found myself drawn to it. That’s where I discovered the magic of Korean rice cakes or “tteok”. Inspired by this experience, I decided to recreate that magic in my own kitchen and thus, the Crunchy Munchy Rice Cake Delight Recipe was born.

This delightful recipe serves two people and is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their food. However, if you’re not a fan of spicy food or have dietary restrictions related to spice, you might want to adjust the amount of gochujang (Korean chili paste) used.

The star of our Crunchy Munchy Rice Cake Delight is undoubtedly the rice cakes themselves – chewy, hearty, and satisfyingly crunchy. The vegetable oil helps them brown beautifully while minced garlic adds a punch of flavor. Soy sauce lends a savory depth, balanced by the spicy-sweet gochujang and honey duo. Sesame oil adds a nutty undertone while water helps create a luscious sauce that coats each rice cake perfectly. Green onions add freshness and sesame seeds provide an extra crunch.

To make this easy Korean rice cakes recipe at home, start by prepping your ingredients – wash your rice cakes, mince your garlic, chop your green onions. Then mix together your soy sauce, gochujang, honey, and sesame oil for an authentic Korean flavor bomb! Once you’ve sautéed your garlic in hot vegetable oil until fragrant, add in your rice cakes until they’re slightly browned. Add water and let it simmer until most has evaporated before pouring in your flavorful sauce mixture – ensuring every rice cake is evenly coated! Finish off with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish before serving your homemade crunchy rice cakes.

There you have it, folks! A quick and easy Korean dish that brings the streets of Seoul right to your kitchen. This Crunchy Munchy Rice Cake Delight recipe is a testament to how simple ingredients can create a symphony of flavors. So, why not try cooking with gochujang, Korean chili paste, and experience the magic of homemade Asian cuisine yourself? Remember, the secret to great food is passion and a dash of adventure. Happy cooking!

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