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Baby Cabbage Soybean Paste Soup, Woogeojiguk
우거지국

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20 min
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cooking time: 
40 min
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60 min
Take a walk on the lighter side. Baby cabbage and Korean radish cook in an anchovy and soybean broth that's given an extra boost with rice water. Woogeoji guk served widely in Korean homes, perhaps because it's so soothing. Buy Korean ingredients online here.
Take a walk on the lighter side. Baby cabbage and Korean radish cook in an anchovy and soybean broth that's given an extra boost with rice water. Woogeoji guk served widely in Korean homes, perhaps because it's so soothing. Buy Korean ingredients online here.
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Baby Cabbage 애배추
2 tbsSoybean paste (Doenjang) 된장
8 ozKorean Radish 무 (optional)
15 Anchovy (dried) 멸치
1 tbsSesame Oil 참기름
2 tspGarlic (minced) 다진 마늘
Green Onion 파
pinch Black Pepper 후추
1 tspSalt 소금
pinch Gochugaru, Korean Hot Pepper Flakes 고추가루

for rice water

2 cups  Rice, white short grain 쌀
11 cupsWater 물
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Ingredient amounts in the recipe instructions are for the default serving size.
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Ingredient amounts in the recipe summary are for the default serving size.

1. Wash

Wash the baby cabbage under running water.

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Wash baby cabbage

2. Blanch

Blanch in boiling water with a pinch of salt until the leaves get limp.

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  • pinch of salt

3. Rinse

Rinse in cold water and drain.

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Rinse

  • in cold water

Drain

4. Cut

Cut the baby cabbage into 1.5” pieces.

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Cut 1.5”

5. Cut Korean radish

Cut Korean radish into thin squares. (1”X1”X1/8”)

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5

Cut

  • Korean radish
  • 1”X1”X1/8”

6. Cut green onions

Cut green onions into 1” pieces.

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Cut

  • green onions
  • 1” pieces

7. Prepare rice water

Prepare rice water. Wash 2 cups of rice once and drain the water out. Add 11 cups of water and rub the rice until the water turns milky in color. Strain the rice and reserve the rice water for the soup. (Save rice for another recipe).

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Wash

  • 2 cups rice

Drain water

Add

  • 11 cup water

Rub rice until milky

Strain rice and reserve rice water

8. Saute

In a large pot, sauté cabbage and radishes in sesame oil until radish begins to soften, about 3 minutes.

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Salute with sesame oil

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  • baby cabbage
  • radish

9. Add rice water

Add reserved rice water.

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9

Add rice water

10. Add anchovies

Place anchovies in a mesh ball and add to the soup.

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10

Add

  • anchovies (in mesh ball)

11. Add garlic

Add garlic.

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11

Add

  • garlic

12. Add soybean paste

Place a mesh strainer on the pot. Add soybean paste and gochugaru (hot pepper flakes) to the soup through the strainer. Remove strainer. Add black pepper and salt.

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Add

  • soybean paste
  • gochugaru
  • black pepper
  • salt

13. Cook

Bring soup to a boil. Cook uncovered on medium to high heat for 30 minutes.

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Cook

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14. Add green onions

Add green onions and cook on high heat 5 minutes.

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14

Add

  • green onions

Cook

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