Kimchi Tofu Stew Recipe

Hi loves, today I wanted to share with you one of my all time favorites, Kimchi Tofu Stew. If you love savory flavors,  spices, and lots of veggies then this is the soup for you. I'm drooling thinking about the taste. Keep in mind that this is my modified version of this delicious Korean stew so feel free to play around with the ingredients to fit your tastes.


INGREDIENTS: (Serves 2 - 4 people)

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 
  • 2 cups of kimchi (store bought or homemade works fine)
  • 1 tablespoon of kimchi juice 
  • 2 tablespoons of chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder (or minced garlic) 
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of seasoning sauce (or soy sauce but I like to use Golden Mountain's seasoning sauce) 
  • 1/2 medium sized yellow onion diced
  • 2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth (beef or veggie works too!)
  • 3 cups of water 
  • 1 package of firm tofu, drained and chopped into bite sized cubes (Normally soft or silken tofu is used but I only had firm tofu around) 
  • 1 cup of spinach 
  • 1 cup of julienne carrots
  • 2 large eggs (optional) 
  • 1/8 bunch of enoki mushrooms (I didn't have any at the time either but I normally throw this in) 
  • 1 stalk of green onions, chopped (I also didn't have any but I love to top my soup with some green onions)
  • Steamed white or brown rice, for serving  


DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed pot on medium - high heat until hot.  
  2. Combine the kimchi, kimchi juice, chili paste, garlic powder, seasoning (or soy) sauce, sesame oil, and onion into the pot. Stir-fry until the kimchi is soft. Approximately 3 minutes. 
  3. Add water as well as the broth and bring to a boil. Cook for 20 minutes and stir occasionally. Taste and season with seasoning (soy) sauce as needed. 
  4. Add tofu, carrots, ginger, enoki mushrooms, and spinach. Lower heat to medium low. Cook for another 10 minutes. 
  5. If desired, crack two eggs into a small bowl and mix. Afterward slowly stir in the mix to your broth while it's still hot. 
  6. Lastly, scoop some delicious stew into a bowl of a rice and enjoy!


It's super easy to make and it's sure to warm your belly right up.


Let me know if you try out my recipe! Have a wonderful Friday. 

XOXO,
Anny