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Kimchi tteokguk is a spicy and hearty soup with Korean mochi that'll keep you warm and healthy! The kimchi adds probiotics for a healthy gut! #kimchisoup #probiotics #spicysoup #Koreanfood #healthymeals
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Kimchi Tteokguk (Korean Kimchi Soup)

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: dairy free, gluten-free, kimchi, rice cake, soup, spicy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 big bowls
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Ai Willis
Kimchi tteokguk is a spicy and hearty soup with Korean mochi that'll keep you warm and healthy! The kimchi adds probiotics for a healthy gut!
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Ingredients

  • 7 cups stock (use what you have - I used a blend of sardine, bonito, kelp, and mushroom stock)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, minced
  • ½ pound ground meat of choice
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 pound tteok rice cakes
  • 2 cups kimchi (start with 1 cup and add more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (add more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • nori seaweed (optional)
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large pot, add the stock, garlic, and ginger. Cover and heat until boiling.
  • Add the ground meat and green onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tteok rice cakes and cook according to the packaging.
  • Turn the heat off and let the soup cool slightly. Add the kimchi, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Pour into bowls and garnish with nori and sesame seeds.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1big bowl | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1971mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1142IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg