High Protein Kimchi Jjigae Recipe - Flavorful Korean Stew

Discover the deliciousness of high protein kimchi jjigae, a Korean classic stew. Packed with nutrients, tender tofu, and tangy kimchi make this dish a comforting and nutritious delight.

kimchi jjigae recipe

High Protein Kimchi Jjigae Ingredients

  • 1 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 1 cup extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 cup lean pork, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • Cooked brown rice for serving

High Protein Kimchi Jjigae Instructions

  1. Heat a pot over medium heat and add the sliced pork (if using). Cook until slightly browned.
  2. Add minced garlic, sliced onion, and chopped kimchi. Sauté for a few minutes until fragrant.
  3. Sprinkle gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes) into the pot and mix well.
  4. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth. Bring to a gentle boil.
  5. Add cubed tofu and season with soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and let the stew simmer for about 15-20 minutes, allowing flavors to meld.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve the kimchi jjigae hot in bowls, garnished with sliced green onions.
  9. Enjoy the high protein kimchi jjigae with a side of cooked brown rice.

Macro Nutrient Breakdown (per serving):

  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Calories: 150
  • Author: Chris
  • User rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.8 stars (of 8 reviews)
  • Recipe name: High Protein Kimchi Jjigae
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