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Korean tteokbokki rice cake stir-fry with pork and shiitake mushrooms
Dairy-Free, <600 Calories, Protein Plus
2 Servings, 590 Calories/Serving
Wondering how to pronounce tteokbokki? Just say it with us: “duck-bok-kee.” Made with gloriously chewy rice cakes and pan-Asian flavors, this Korean dish rolls right off your tongue.
In your bag
- 10 ounces ground pork
- ½ pound Korean rice cakes
- 1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms
- Your choice of protein
- 6 organic scallions
- 1 wedge organic green or other cabbage (about 7 ounces)
- Sunbasket vegan “oyster sauce” blend (gluten-free tamari - coconut aminos - canola oil - miso - dried plums - garlic - molasses - ginger - porcini powder)
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons gochujang (optional)
- ½ teaspoon kimchi chile flakes (optional)
Calories 590, Total Fat 36g (46% DV), Sat. Fat 10g (50% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 80mg (27% DV), Sodium 490mg (21% DV), Total Carb. 42g (15% DV), Fiber 6g (21% DV), Total Sugars 6g (Incl. 2g Added Sugars, 4% DV), Protein 28g
Contains: Wheat, Soybeans
Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.
Wash produce before use
Soften the rice cakes and mushrooms
Bring a medium [large] sauce pot of water to a boil. Add the rice cakes and cook until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rice cakes to a medium bowl, drizzle with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil, and toss to coat. Carefully remove 1 cup [1½ cups] cooking liquid and set aside for the tteokbokki.
Add the shiitake mushrooms to the pot of boiling water, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. While the rice cakes and mushrooms are softening, prepare your protein and vegetables.
Prep your protein
- Ground meat (including plant-based): Cut a small corner from the ground meat packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
- Shrimp: Rinse and drain the shrimp. Pat dry on a paper-towel-lined plate.
- Tofu: Pat the tofu dry with paper towels; cut into ½-inch cubes.
Prep the vegetables
- Trim the root ends from the scallions; cut 4  scallions crosswise into 2-inch lengths. Thinly slice the remaining scallions on the diagonal for garnish.
- Drain the mushrooms; discard the stems and thinly slice the caps.
- Cut away any core from the cabbage; thinly slice the cabbage.
Start cooking your protein and scallions
In a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add your protein and 2-inch scallion pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring and breaking up the ground meat if using, until your protein is lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 1 to 3 minutes for shrimp and 3 to 4 minutes for ground meat or tofu.
Finish the tteokbokki
To the pan with your protein, add the mushrooms and cabbage, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage starts to soften, 2 to 4 minutes.
Stir in the rice cakes, reserved cooking liquid, “oyster sauce” blend, ketchup, and as much gochujang and kimchi chile as you like and cook until your protein is cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer the tteokbokki to individual bowls and garnish with the sliced scallions. Serve any remaining gochujang and kimchi chile on the side.
- Fill a pot with water for the rice cakes and mushrooms.
- Count the scallions.
- Time the cooking.
- Garnish the dish with scallions.