spicy korean stir-fried rice cakes | tteokbokki | vegan recipe by foodomania

Korean Stir-Fried Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

  • Author: Kavitha Ramaswamy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This spicy tteokbokki-inspired dish, Korean stir-fried rice cakes, is a delicious melange of rice cakes, gochujang and veggies!



  • 2 cups Rice Cakes
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic
  • 1 cup sliced Veggies of your choice (Onions, Bell peppers, Carrots, Broccoli, Lettuce etc.)
  • 1 Tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 Tbsp light Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sugar or Brown Sugar
  • Salt – if needed
  • Green Onions for Garnish
  • Black Sesame Seeds for Garnish
  • Grilled Tofu, Tofu Puffs or any protein of choice – optional


Prepping the rice cakes:

  • If your rice cakes are frozen, soak them in warm water for 5 minutes or boil for a minute. This will soften the rice cakes
  • Toss in 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil & set aside

Making the stir-fry

  • Heat 1 Tbsp Veg Oil
  • Add your ginger garlic paste, mixed veggies & stir fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes. The veggies will start to cook & develop some color on them
  • Add the gochujang, soy sauce, brown sugar & toss well. Adjust seasoning if required
  • Add the rice cakes, toss well with the sauces. Stir fry on high heat for 4-5 minutes
  • Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and optionally, grilled protein of choice!
  • Your spicy tteokbokki inspired Korean stir-fried rice cakes is ready to be enjoyed hot!


  • Gochujang & soy sauce are usually salty, so you wouldn’t need additional salt. But taste & adjust seasoning as needed!
  • The sauces can be increased or decreased based on your preference
  • The rice cakes usually stick together, so toss them in a bit of oil to keep them separated. If not, cook them really quickly & toss in the sauce
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stir-Fry
  • Cuisine: Korean

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