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Chompchae Deopbap (Korean Spicy Tuna and Rice)

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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50 m servings 538
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 538 calories; 8.8 87.5 26.4 19 1574 Full nutrition

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This recipe is awesome! It tastes just like Korea! We had it with fried dumplings and extra kim chee on the side. I didn't have Korean chile powder so I used plain, was not quite as spicy as ...

Good! I did not have Kimchi on hand, so I took a risk and used sauerkraut seasoned with cayenne pepper and mexican chili powder. Tasted awesome! Not a signature-Korean flavor, but still very goo...

Being that "heat" is a personal taste, I was surprised that I didn't find this as hot as I expected. My husband, who usually adds hot sauce to EVERYTHING, thought it was great the way it was. ...

A delicious, quick and easy dish. Great to satisy a craving of something spicy & flavorful. You can do without the cucumbers if you aren't into cooked cucumbers. Also, I recommend cutting the ki...

I grated my (frozen) ginger, not fond of bites of ginger. Added the carrots in with the onion and then garlic just for a minute before adding liquids. Also held back the cucumber, adding it in...

I just cooked this today the only thing I did different was add a tablespoon of sugar because i added a little too much vinegar and it came out really well.

I love Kimchee and my BF kinda hates it. I thought this recipe would be a good bridge to showcase all the things I love, but tame the funk he doesn't like. We did both liked it and the only c...

I tried to stick to the recipe as much as I could but used sesame oil instaed of olive oil (more Asian), replaced the missing cukes by zucchini chunks and used Korean chili paste I had (not flak...