Kimchi Jjigae or kimchi stew is one of my favorite Korean foods to eat, no matter what season it is I will never turn down this stew. It’s one of the most-loved of all the stews in Korean Cuisine. Whenever my husband and I watch any Korean drama, this is one of the dishes they feature a lot, and then I start craving it!
This dish is delicious, hearty, quick and easy, very healthy and you only need one pot to cook this! Now don’t be fooled by the vibrant red of this stew, the spice is very mild and you can always adjust the heat to your personal palette. This is an inviting steamy pot of stew and it’s pretty hard to resist when you’re too tired to make anything else.
This stew is loaded with veggies and the fermented kimchi brings the body good probiotics to increase your immunity. Now, with this, you can totally use whatever veggies and other protein you want. I’ve eaten some with mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, and even rice cakes! My go-to is tofu, zucchini, onion, and of course kimchi.
For this recipe, you only need one pot, which makes it so simple to make. No excuses! Basically all you need to do is dump all the veggies in, cook it until it gets soft, add the water, boil, and add in the jjigae base. Then just let it all cook together to get all the flavors in there and voilà! Serve with rice and enjoy! OH, and don’t worry, you don’t need a traditional Korean cooking pot (dolsot) to cook this in. I just used a large saucepan to cook mine in, although, if you do have one, you’re pretty cool.
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