Cook's Hideout: Korean Vegetarian Joomuk Bap (Korean Style Rice & Veggie Fist Balls)

September 12, 2014

Korean Vegetarian Joomuk Bap (Korean Style Rice & Veggie Fist Balls)

To go with the Korean Miso Soup, I made these Korean style Rice & Veggie Fist balls called Joomuk Bap. I landed on this recipe while I was looking for Korean recipes and really liked everything that went into this dish. My broccoli loving daughter really liked these rice balls.
Korean Vegetarian Joomuk Bap (Korean Style Rice & Veggie Fist Balls)
Joomuk Bap (Fist Rice) -- Recipe adapted from here
IngredientsServes 3~4
Cooked Brown Rice - 3cups
Carrot - ½cup, finely diced
Broccoli - ½cup, finely diced
Cabbage - ½cup, finely diced
Scallions - 2~3tbsp, chopped
Dried Shitake Mushrooms - 2~3tbsp, reconsituted
Garlic - 1 clove, finely minced
Gojuchang - ½tsp (optional)
Sesame oil - ¼tsp
Roasted seaweed, powdered - 2tsp
Black Sesame seeds - 1tbsp
Salt & Pepper - to taste

  • Heat 2tsp oil in a saute pan, add the veggies (carrot, broccoli, cabbage, scallions and mushrooms), garlic and cook till the veggies are cooked through and tender, about 8~10 minutes.
  • Add the gojuchang (if using), sesame oil, powdered seaweed, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for another 1~2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable mixture to cooked rice. Mix well and let cool a little bit.
  • When cool enough to handle, take about one generous tablespoon of rice mixture and form into round balls. Lightly grease your hands not avoid rice sticking. Place to a plate and enjoy with the soup for a healthy & comforting meal.
Korean Vegetarian Joomuk Bap (Korean Style Rice & Veggie Fist Balls)



  1. Looks fantabulous, am a great fan of miso soup, am sure this rice balls makes an excellent pair with the soup. Delicious.

  2. Rice balls are looking delicious with all those veggies and aromatics.

  3. This sounds like an yummy snack and great way to use leftover rice. .

  4. Nice to know your daughter loves broccoli. Usually that is not a veggie liked by kids. Those rice balls look like kura annam muddalu.. :) Rice recipe thought.

  5. This is such a cool recipe. It should work well as school lunch. I am going to try it

  6. Wonderful recipe. .I enjoy Korean food and in fact liked the Korean rice too thst you posted long back. This should be a delicious crunchy snack.

  7. this looks good way to feed rice and veggies to the kids...nice idea

  8. Good way to use up left over rice.

  9. Those are some wonderful looking balls..what a nice way to serve rice..and nice to know abt your kiddo..she is a darling!

  10. now these look so good and I have all of the ingredients except the broccoli - will def be trying next time I get some broccoli

  11. These are a very good combo with that delicious soup!!! Colorful way to use-up leftover rice!


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