Korean Beef and Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

Korean Beef and Rice Cakes in a wok

Korean Beef and Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

This Korean Beef and Rice Cakes meal is a dish I make when I want something quick and easy to throw together. I use it when I don’t have any meals prepped in the fridge and need to get food on my plate for dinner
PREP TIME
COOK TIME
25 Minutes

Per Serving – Makes 4

531 Calories

69g C | 31g P | 14.5g F

How to Meal Prep Korean Beef and Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

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Korean Beef and Rice Cakes in a wok

Korean Beef and Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

5 from 8 votes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, beef, free, gluten free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 531kcal
This Korean Beef and Rice Cakes meal is a dish I make when I want something quick and easy to throw together. I use it when I don't have any meals prepped in the fridge and need to get food on my plate for dinner
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium (60 g) carrot
  • 5 medium (40 g) green onions
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) garlic
  • 1 cup (200 g) kimchi
  • 1 lb (454 g) rice cakes
  • 1 lb (454 g) 90/10 beef
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) gochujang
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) soy sauce
  • 2 tsp (8 g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) rice cake water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

For the Beef and Rice Cakes

  • Start a pot of water over the stove and bring to a boil.
  • Cut your vegetables while the water boils. Use a vegetable peeler to create ribbons with the carrot. Chop the green onions into thin slices separating the whites from the greens. Mince your garlic. Measure out the kimchi and set aside.
  • Once the water boils, add your rice cakes and cook for the specified time on the package. When they are floating and easily pierced by a fork, remove them from the water. Store the rice cakes in cold water until you are ready for them later. Be sure to reserve some of the starchy water to help create the sauce.
  • Heat a large wok or skillet over medium high heat and drizzle in ½ tbsp (8g) of oil and add in the beef. Season with salt and brown.
  • When the beef is about 80% of the way cooked, create some space in the center and allow the fat rendered off the beef to pool. Add the scallions, garlic, and kimchi and cook for a minute or two to become fragrant. Then add in the carrots and stir to combine.
  • The sauce can be constructed right in the wok/skillet. Add the gochujang, soy sauce, sugar, and 23 tbsp of the starchy water. Dump in the cooked rice cakes. As this heats up it will thicken the sauce. Add more starchy water if you feel it is necessary.
  • Taste test and adjust the flavor with salt, pepper, or even sugar if needed. Top with green onions and sesame seeds if you wish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 14.5g

NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR THE Korean Beef and Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

The information in this table represents the estimate for the total nutrition of the recipe as it is written. If you wanted to split the recipe into more or less servings than what is originally listed you can use this table to determine the nutritional estimates.  If you update the number of servings in the “Servings” field of the recipe above, the information in these tables are no longer accurate as you have updated the ingredients.

Servings
Carbs
275.6g
Protein
124.4g
Fat
58g
Calories
2122 cals

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Taylor

    5 stars
    I love trying all the Asian inspired recipes on this site and this dish was no exception. Made a double batch tonight and I’m set with yummy meals all week. I substituted sriracha sauce for gochujang sauce since that was all I had at the time.

  2. Eric

    Nutritional infos calculator doesn’t work right. The more portions you eat, the less calories….

    1. Eric

      My bad…

  3. Zachary Gwyn

    5 stars
    This meal slapped. I would recommend it to anyone who loves Asian-style stir-fries.

  4. angelo

    5 stars
    Delicious, must try

  5. Ann

    5 stars
    I think this is my favorite recipe on this site. It’s super filling, perfectly spicy, and easy to adjust.

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