Chompchae Deopbap (Korean Spicy Tuna and Rice) This is my favorite Korean dish and I eat it weekly at restaurants here in South Korea. It uses simple, cheap ingredients to create a spicy and filling dinner. If you like, you can add a fried egg to the side for extra protein, and some shredded sea weed (gim). Sprinkle the top with a few sesame seeds.
Bring the rice and 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.Advertisement
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, ginger, and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the kim chee, cucumber, and carrot. Pour in the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Season with salt, pepper, and chile powder. If the mixture becomes to thick, add 1 tablespoon of water. Gently stir in the tuna and continue cooking until the fish is heated through. Serve with rice.
Per Serving: 538 calories; protein 26.4g; carbohydrates 87.5g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 1574.1mg.