Sticky Rice Cakes are commonly used for tteokbokki, tteokggochi, and tteokguk. Many people cannot find these sticky rice cakes where they live, so they want to make tteokbokki and tteokguk at home.
3 Cup (48 tbs)
1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Sesame oil/Cooking oil
1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (For moistening palms while rolling)
1. Take a pan and fill it half with water and boil it on high heat (preparing for steaming)
2. Meanwhile combine the rice flour with salt. Slowly add water and mix it gently. The rice flour would start crumbling.
3. Soak a cheese cloth in water and spread it over the steamer. Add the rice flour on top of this cloth. Steam the rice flour on the boiling water for 20 minutes on high heat.
4. After 20 minutes the rice flour will be cooked. Knead the dough using a bread machine. Knead for about 25 minutes. By then the texture of the dough will become very sticky.
5. Take a bowl and add water and sesame oil. Touch some of this in your palms and the rolling board while working with the dough to prevent the dough from sticking to them. Make balls with small portions of the dough and roll it with your palms on a flat board until it becomes about 1/2 an inch in diameter. Then cut it into 2-inch pieces.
6. The rice cakes are ready to be used as a main ingredient for Korean main dishes.
These sticky rice cakes can be used as a main ingredient for 'tteokbokki' or 'tteokggochi'.
For 'tteokguk' roll the dough into 1 inch diameter and leave it in room temperature for a day before you cut it. After a day, cut the rolled dough diagonally into 1/4 inch pieces. If you moist your knife with water before cutting it makes it easier to cut the sticky dough.
It is important to knead the dough thoroughly for the gluten to develop fully and become sticky.
The prepared rice cakes can be stored in a freezer pack and kept in the freezer.
Sticky Rice Cakes are an important ingredient, that are commonly used in many Korean, Japanese and Chinese dishes. While they may be available in Asian grocery stores or on the market streets of these countries, there are not very commonly available in foreign lands, making many homesick and crave for the delicacies that were made by their granny or mama. Aeri shows us the secret to making the best sticky rice cakes at home so that you can make tteokbokki and tteokguk no matter where you are in the world!