Every so often, we here at Lotte Plaza Market love to explore new flavors and give you new recipes to try. This time, we have a lovely recipe for Korean rice cakes. These rice cakes are delightfully chewy, and they make a great accompaniment to sauces, too. But there’s no reason they can’t stand on their own.
Here’s What You Need for Korean Rice Cakes
- 1 one-pound bag of miniature rice cakes
- Chips or shavings of fruit wood (you can find these at specialty stores, and potentially at Lotte stores as well.)
- This recipe will make 8 servings
- You’ll only need to be active for 10 minutes
- But total prep time takes about 30 minutes
Directions for Preparation
On an aluminum roasting pan, set down crumpled aluminum foil in a ring shape. Line the center of the roasting pan with the wood chips. Be sure the wood chips are inside the ring of foil. Put the pan over medium to high heat.
Next, take scissors and put holes in the bottom of a second roasting pan. It’s best to use a disposable pan for this step. Add the rice cakes in a single layer on this roasting pan.
Once the wood chips start to smoke, they’re ready. Put the second pan on top of the first pan. The top pan should be seated on the ring of foil you prepared earlier. With oven mitts on, fold the edges of the foil. This should lock in the smoky flavor.
After that, turn off the heat. Allow the rice cakes to sit and smoke for the next 10 minutes or so. Then it’s time to remove the rice cakes! Again, use oven mitts to unfold the edges of the foil and pull the roasting pan away from the smoking pan. Check on the wood chips, and smoke for another 10 minutes if needed.
If the rice cakes are done smoking, then it’s time to let them cool off. Once they are cooled off, you can put the rice cakes in zipper bags. Keep them in the fridge for up to 2 days, until you are ready to eat them!
Get All Your Asian Groceries at Lotte Plaza Market
Lotte Plaza Market is your one-stop shop for all of your Korean and Asian grocery needs. With more than 10 locations in Maryland and Virginia, this growing market is always expanding and opening new markets to better serve our customers. Opened since 1976, our goal has always been to provide the best customer service and groceries to our customers. For answers to all of your questions, email us at LottePlaza.com.