Improve your health and cooking with the deliciously sweet, sticky and nutritious Korean yakbap from Ukisaem! Make your own unique version of this classic Korean sweet treat to your liking quickly and easily with this simple recipe. All you need is a rice cooker! Made from only fresh, high quality, pesticide-free ingredients sourced from eco-friendly suppliers. Enjoy the bright sweet, nutty,and aromatic flavors of natural peanuts, Korean jujube fruit, pine nuts, walnuts, and Korean brown chestnuts. Finished with the savory nuttiness of sesame oil and the refreshingly sweet and spicy kick of aromatic cinnamon. Said to be one of the world’s original 3 spices, cinnamon contains high levels of phosphorus, iron, and vitamin B at almost no calories. It’s distinctive flavor makes it the perfect finish to the traditional rice snack. Each fast-digesting ingredient is so densely packed with essential vitamins and minerals that it’s no wonder that despite being a sweet treat, yakbap translates to “medicine rice”.
Holding the entire delicious treat together is all-natural Korean glutinous rice which contains a high amount of dietary fiber, up to 3x more than white rice. In fact, glutinous rice contains almost 4x the amount of niacin, thiamine, Vitamin B groups, and Vitamin E. This rice holds its shape well and adds a delightfully sticky, chewy texture base to the sweet snack.
Korean pine nuts are naturally rich in flavor as well as healthy oils and fats. Over 70% of the pine nut is healthy fat while 16% is protien and the remaing includes various vitamins and trace elements of zinc, copper and nickel. In addition, pine nuts contain iron, phosphorus, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linoleic acid and a considerable amount of unsaturated fatty acids.
Peanuts are packed with flavor and nutrients as it’s composed of polyunsaturated fatty acids and a significant amount of vitamin B and vitamin E. Peanuts are also rich in healthy fats and calories that help release sodium in the body (3x more than tomatoes).
Korean brown chestnuts are iconic ingredients for many traditional snacks and sweets in Korean cuisine. Roasted chestnuts compliment their warm, nutty flavors with tons of healthy fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals including Vitamins A, B, C, and calcium. Chestnuts contain the five major nutrients for growth especially considering that they have the highest vitamin C content of all nuts.
Walnuts are also high in healthy fats and contain many essential amino acids and proteins such as Vitamin B1, Calcium, Phosphorus, and unsaturated fatty acids. In fact, walnuts protein contains 23% more tryptophan than meat! Tryptophan is responsible for maintaining a healthy nitrogen balance in adults and stimulates growth in infants. The human body can’t naturally synthesize this essential amino acid meaning we can only get it from our diet, making walnuts one of the highest-quality protein foods.
Korean red jujube fruits have a distinct sweet chewiness that adds a delicious fruity flavor and delightful consistency to the final yakbap. Jujube also contains many kinds of vitamins and alkaloids saponins including calcium, magnesium, sucrose, and maltose.
Quick and easy medicinal rice cake recipe
- Wash glutinous rice and soak for approx. 30 minutes.
- Drain water from the soaked rice with a sieve.
- Prepare a light sauce by mixing 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, and 4 tablespoons of brown sugar (or to personal preference) with a small cup of water
- Add a pinch of salt and the provided cinnamon powder.
- Combine the rice, herbs and nuts with the sauce into the rice cooker.
- Cook and finish by mixing with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
- Line a container with plastic wrap to prevent sticking and pack with yakbap.
- Chill the yakbap to hold a solid shape.
- After about 1 hour, slice it cleanly and serve!
- Contains glutinous rice, natural peanuts, Korean jujube fruit, pine nuts, walnuts, and Korean brown chestnuts, sesame oil, and cinnamon.