Kimchi Jjigae (Korean Kimchi Soup) Recipe

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Kimchi Jjigae (Korean Kimchi Soup)
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  1. Cut up vegetables, kimchi and tofu and set aside.
  2. Rinse meat, cut into thin strips 1-2 long.
  3. Marinate meat in rice wine with two pinches black pepper for 15 minutes (you can use your stew pot for this).
  4. Meanwhile, add vegetable oil to pan or wok and cook kimchi on medium-high until done (usually 5-7 minutes). Stir consistently. Kimchi will turn slightly translucent.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine soup base ingredients and mash together.
  6. Add vegetables, kimchi, soup base and water to the pot with the meat, leaving out the tofu. Use kimchi juice as part of the water if extracted.
  7. Bring to a boil; leave on a rolling boil until meat is cooked or about 5 minutes, being careful not to let water boil away.
  8. Taste soup for adjustments; add water as needed, or make extra soup base if needed.
  9. As soon as the meat is done, turn the heat down to low, add the tofu slices.
  10. Stir gently, serve with rice (your mouth will be hot - I like to use rice that is room-temp!).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 50.5 Kcal (211 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.34g 4%
Cholesterol 4.35mg 1%
Sodium 196.32mg 8%
Potassium 89.6mg 2%
Total Carbs 2.64g 1%
Sugars 0.98g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.19g 1%
Protein 5.13g 10%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 61.2mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 51.94 Kcal (217 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4g 4%
Cholesterol 4.47mg 1%
Sodium 201.91mg 8%
Potassium 92.15mg 2%
Total Carbs 2.72g 1%
Sugars 1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.19g 1%
Protein 5.28g 10%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 63mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.2
  • 1

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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