Spicy Shrimp & Korean Rice Cakes with Cabbage & Furikake

Spicy Shrimp & Korean Rice Cakes

with Cabbage & Furikake

35 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

Tonight’s dish combines juicy shrimp with a beloved Korean ingredient: “tteok,” or rice cakes, known for their signature chewy texture. To make the most of their unique consistency, we’re cooking the rice cakes in two steps. First, a few minutes undisturbed in the pan creates an irresistibly crispy surface. Next, we’re adding a bit of water to help soften them and bring out that delicious chewiness. Wrapped in a flavorful black bean, chile pepper and soy sauce, it makes for a warm and comforting meal on a cold night.

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  • Nutrition
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  • Calories
    580 Cals (est.)
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Cook the cabbage:
2 Cook the cabbage:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the cabbage and white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cabbage is slightly wilted. Add ¼ cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cabbage has wilted and the water has cooked off. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a plate and set aside in a warm place. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the shrimp:
3 Cook the shrimp:

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp in a single, even layer and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Transfer to the plate of cooked cabbage. Wipe out the pan.

Crisp & cook the rice cakes:
4 Crisp & cook the rice cakes:

In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the rice cakes in a single, even layer. Cook, without stirring, 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Add ½ cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the rice cakes are tender and the water has cooked off.

Finish the rice cakes & plate your dish:
5 Finish the rice cakes & plate your dish:

To the pan, add the cooked shrimp and cabbage, black bean sauce, soy glaze and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until well combined and the rice cakes are coated. Turn off the heat and stir in the crème fraîche. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the finished rice cakes between 2 dishes. Garnish with the furikake and green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

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2 Cook the cabbage:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the cabbage and white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cabbage is slightly wilted. Add ¼ cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cabbage has wilted and the water has cooked off. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a plate and set aside in a warm place. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the cabbage:
Cook the shrimp:
3 Cook the shrimp:

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp in a single, even layer and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Transfer to the plate of cooked cabbage. Wipe out the pan.

4 Crisp & cook the rice cakes:

In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the rice cakes in a single, even layer. Cook, without stirring, 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Add ½ cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the rice cakes are tender and the water has cooked off.

Crisp & cook the rice cakes:
Finish the rice cakes & plate your dish:
5 Finish the rice cakes & plate your dish:

To the pan, add the cooked shrimp and cabbage, black bean sauce, soy glaze and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until well combined and the rice cakes are coated. Turn off the heat and stir in the crème fraîche. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the finished rice cakes between 2 dishes. Garnish with the furikake and green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

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