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Samantha M. March 31, 2022
I love this recipe; it was so good. I added some gochujang for a little spice and I think next time I would add a little more(I used a tablespoon). Next time I think I'll use the smaller oval rice cakes instead of the cylinders; I think it would be easier with the sauce.
Honeybee March 12, 2022
I’ve never eaten hamburger helper but love rice cakes - though had never cooked with them. We loved this recipe for its chewy, gooey, savory deliciousness. Fusion comfort at its finest. Plenty of flavor as written. Only tweak was to add just half a cup of water to start, per other review. Figured I could always add a bit more if needed.
Jessamin February 18, 2022
This did not work at all for me and we could not bring ourselves to eat the leftovers next day, but I think it's a "me" thing and the recipe was well written. The balance of spices, liquid to noodle measurments, everything was spot on. I'm a big fan of tteok but only know 3-4 different ways to make them, and was super exicted to try this. I may not be as nostalgic for dishes like hamburger helper or chili mac as I imagined. It was fun to try though, and if you grew up on chili mac this might your jam.
Zoë February 3, 2022
This recipe was very easy to follow & so delicious! An easy, breezy week night meal. Tteok will become a freezer staple after trying this delicious dish! I added some toasted white sesame seeds on top. 10/10 YUM
Jeanne C. February 2, 2022
Hi Hana, this looks delicious and would love to make it, however, I am dairy free, can I substitute the milk with nut milks or other liquids? Many thanks in advance for your advice.
Tashie January 31, 2022
The instructions and the ingredients are missing the water to add along with the milk when cooking the rice cakes. In the video, Hana is pouring one cup of water into the pot. I have found that to be way too much liquid. I would add maybe only 1/2 cup of water. If using 80/20 beef, i would drain the fat from the beef before adding the onions and garlic. Otherwise, you end up with an unappetizing amount of fat in the end. I added a bunch of Frank's hot sauce along with the water and milk because the mixture tasted a bit too bland. I like this concept, but the execution was a bit dicey with the incomplete directions.
Hana A. January 31, 2022
Hi Tashie - The recipe has been edited to included the 1 cup water quantity (thank you for your eye!). Food52 recipe style is such that water is not included in the ingredients list; apologies if there was any confusion there. Thanks again for giving the recipe a try! (BTW my 80/20 usually doesn't yield enough fat to pour off, but you certainly can and should if it's an unappetizing amount for you.)
Lynn D. February 8, 2022
It is absolutely insane that Food 52 does not include water in the ingredients list in recipes.
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