Rabokki (라볶이)

I must thank all the KDrama I have watched lately for introducing me to Korean dishes like ddeokbokki, jajangmyeon, Bibim Guksu, seaweed soup, and kimbap. The first time I tried ddeokbooki I didn’t think too much before eating my first rice cake as it looked delicious. No wonder that in Kdramas they always feature the main characters slurping ddeokbooki in the streets of Seoul. Slowly, I started adding different ingredients like vegetables, eggs, cheese, meat, and mandu as I found every Korean loved to create his own version. And I also learned that by adding Ramen (Korean ramyeon) this becomes rabokki – double the carbohydrates (Ramyeon + Rice Cakes) and double the taste!

Save this easy recipe in your arsenal cause it’s a one-pot meal in literally 15 minutes. Here at Wellbeingbarista, I love to propose these great life savers as I believe you can improve your well-being with some small hacks!

Rabokki

Yields: 2 portions
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total: 30 mins


What is Rabokki – Ramen & Ddeokbokki?

Certainly, I would pick Rabokki as the perfect comfort food in a bowl. It’s a warm and comforting dish with chewy rice cakes and veggies cooked in a hearty sweet and spicy broth, add the instant ramyeon and you can start slurping in just 15 minutes. This red and appetizing dish is the perfect street food and apart from the high carb content the dish is quite healthy.

The ingredients used are things that you can easily find in your pantry. You only need four seasonings – Red pepper paste, red pepper powder, soy sauce, and sugar. Simple right? Of course, then you can add whatever vegetable or meat you have available according to your preferred taste.

Why does this recipe work?

  • Preparing Rabokki is quite easy once you gather all the ingredients it’s handy to make and eat weekly.
  • It saves you money as the recipe is cheap and you can easily save money from food delivery.
  • This is street food but absolutely no junk food. So if you don’t exaggerate with salt and ready-made sauces the recipe is quite healthy.

Rabokki Recipe

What are the Rabokki Ingredients?

SEASONING

  • 1½ tbsp of red pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp of red pepper paste (gochujang)
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar

OTHER INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups water (anchovy broth or beef broth)
  • 1 ramen noodle
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup rice cake
  • 2 fish cakes
  • 1 cup green onion

How to prepare Rabokki?

CUT THE VEGETABLES

  • First, shred the onion and cut 1 cup
  • Slice 2 fish cakes into bite-size pieces. If the fish cakes are frozen then submerge in hot water for a few seconds.
  • Cut the green onion into large chunks.
  • Soak the rice cake in water to make it soft.

FOR THE SEASONING

  • In small containers prepare a tablespoon of red pepper paste, 1 1/2 spoon of red pepper powder, 2 spoons of soy sauce, and 3 spoons of sugar. If you don’t like sweetness I suggest trying with 2 spoons first and taste.
  • Mix the seasonings well in a small bowl.

COOK THE RABOKKI

  • Put 2 cups of water or stock in a pan or skillet. Then add the rice cakes and fish cakes.
  • Add the seasoning as soon as the water starts boiling and mix it well with the water.
  • While boiling add onion, green onion, and the ramen. You can also add a little water if you see that the sauce has too little water.
  • Now you can enjoy the flavors of the Rabokki.
rabokki (tteok + ramyun)

Rabokki Recipe

Caroline Sciberras
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

Seasoning

  • tbsp of red pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp of red pepper paste gochujang
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar

Other Ingredients

  • 2 cups water anchovy broth or beef broth
  • 1 ramen noodle
  • boiled egg
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup rice cakes
  • 1 cup fish cakes
  • 1 cup green onion

Instructions
 

Cut the vegetables

  • First, shred the onion.
  • Cut 2 fish cakes into bite size pieces. Submerge for a few seconds in hot water if they are frozen.
  • Cut the green onion into large chunks.
  • The rice cake is prepared by soaking it in water to make it soft.

For the Seasoning

  • Prepare 1 spoon of red pepper paste, 1 1/2 spoon of red pepper powder, 2 spoons of soy sauce and 3 spoons of sugar. If you don't like sweetness I suggest to try with 2 spoons first and taste.
  • Mix the seasonings well in a small bowl.

Cook the Rabokki

  • Put 2 cups of water or stock in a pan or skillet. Then add the rice cakes and fish cakes.
  • Add the seasoning as soon as the water starts boiling and mix it well with the water.
  • While boiling add onion, green onion and the ramen. You can also add a little water if you see that the sauce has too little water.
  • Now you can enjoy the flavors of the Rabokki.
Keyword fish cakes, ramyon noodles, rice cakes

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