Well technically it's not a real, as in very home-made recipe. Can we be the new cooking movement that uses semi-prepared ingredients?
Who on earth has time to make rice cakes?! I did on a brave sunday and I failed miserably, really 4 attempts were made and I was ready to strangle Maangchi myself at attempt N°5 ...
Probably I could have choked her just as easily with a dust handclap of my flour hands.
(I forgave her eventually and realized I used the wrong flour)
Since then no rice cakes were made ever again and seen how they stick to frickin Everything I don't feel guilty about it one bit.
What I did make my dearest friends are Bean balls! Eeuuh whut?
Yes, as read in " How not to die - Michael Greger " beans are a crucial part of a vegan diet ( to be clear I am not a vegan, if the idiot who ever invented salami had lived on a tropical island I would have been a proud member of the vegan community)
Drifting off, bean balls!
1 cup of cooked Kidney beans
1 cup of cooked lentils
Salt & Pepper
or Gomasio (Japanese mix of sea salt and crushed sesame seeds)
Take about 2 tbsp per portion and roll with your hands, they are quite moist if you use canned beans and lentils, too dry if you're using home soaked and cooked ones. Add extra oil if required.
This amount of mixture will give you about 10-12 bean balls.
Roll the bean balls into sesame seeds or Gomasio ( when using gomasio, do not add salt!)
For your Korean dish, simple yet again.
1 Portion of Tteobokki sauce
1/2 bag of Korean Rice cakes ( you can easily freeze them)
8 bean balls
3 scallions/ spring onions
250ml of broth ( fish or vegetable broth)
Cook rice cakes according package instructions, mostly a few minutes in hot water will do, heat up for a few minutes under low heat together with spicy sauce.
At the last minute add bean balls and carefully stir them around not to break them up.
Chop up your scallions and add them last minute.
Serve with steamed soy sprouts and kimchi ( I used spring onion kimchi) and not to forget, some multigrain rice!
There we are, the first Blogpost of this hopefully improved Blog.
Take care darlings,