Saturday, September 27, 2008

My son's favorite Korean food

My son's favorite food is Dduk Guk (Rice ovalette soup). He can eat this everyday. One thing you need to know about him...he's a finicky eater. Normally, I have to force him to eat 10 bites of food and it takes him forever to eat but when it's Dduk Guk, he can finish an entire adult portion in less than 15 minutes! dduk guk by suddenly.

Quick and easy recipe (for 2 kid-sized portions):

2 cups of rice ovalettes (sold in Korean grocery stores) soaking in water.
Cook a 1/4 lb. of ground beef* with 1 tsp of sesame oil with 2 tsp of minced garlic and a tablespoon of soy sauce. After a few minutes add a can of Swanson's Chicken broth and about a half cup of water (or more depending on the taste).

When the soup boils, add an egg and mix it in. (If you don't want to cook the egg inside the soup, you can always cook the egg on a separate pan and thinly slice them as a garnish). After, take the rice ovalettes out of the water and add to the soup. You will only need to cook it for about 3-5 minutes depending on how chewy you like it.

Garnish with green onions and thinly cut slices of roasted seaweed.

That's it. It usually takes me about 10-15 minutes to make this.

Dduk Guk is traditionally eaten on New Years Day.

*I use ground beef since it's easier for kids.