Tteokbokki are a favorite snack in my household. They are delicious chewy rice cakes in a spicy (and a liiiiiiittle bit sweet) sauce. Koreans typically mix in fish cakes, green onion, and hard boiled eggs. Feel free to mix any of these in at the end! But this recipe follows my vegetarian diet, so instead of fish cakes I always add in some delicious broccoli. So Let's get cooking!
Step 1: Start by preparing all ingredients. Clean and chop broccoli, clean and slice the green onion. I like the green onion to be sliced in 3-4 inch segments, then I slice the white parts lengthwise. Also I guess open the tteok package? Preparing the ingredients for this dish is really easy.
Step 2: Combine tteok, water, gochujang, gochugaru and sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Bring down to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes. The sauce should be thickened at this point.
Step 3: Add green onion and broccoli and stir. After the broccoli is cooked, top with sesame seeds and serve!