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10 Minute Kimchi-Jjigae (Korean Kimchi Stew)

Kimchi-Jjigae is a stew made with aged kimchi and soft tofu-- it's the ultimate savory comfort food.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: Asian, dinner, easy dinner, easy recipe, homecooking, kimchi, kimchi jjigae, kimchi soup, kimchi stew, korean food, korean recipe, korean soup, quick recipe
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 can SPAM cubed
  • ½ Onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 cup Aged kimchi chopped
  • ½ cup Kimchi brine
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 package Soft tofu cubed
  • 2 stalks Green Onion sliced


  • In a medium-sized heavy-bottomed pot, add the sesame oil. On medium-high heat, cook the sliced onion and cubed SPAM for about 1 minute or until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the chopped kimchi and saute for 2 minutes to caramelize the kimchi.
  • To the pot, pour the kimchi brine + water and bring it to a rolling boil. Once the soup comes to a boil, add the cubed soft tofu and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the sliced green onions on top to garnish. Enjoy with rice!


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