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How to Store Leftover Tteok (Refrigeration/Freezing)

by juseong kim 01 Jul 2024

Tteok, or Korean rice cakes, are a versatile ingredient featured in many beloved dishes such as Rabokki, Tteokbokki, and Tteok skewers. Due to its high moisture content, proper storage is essential to prevent spoilage from yeast and mold growth. This guide will walk you through the best methods to keep your Tteok fresh and ready to enjoy.

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Room Temperature Storage:
Sealed Tteok can be safely stored at room temperature.


Refrigeration Tips:

For Tteok not consumed immediately, refrigeration is recommended. Store Tteok in an airtight container submerged in clean rice water, which acts as a natural preservative and keeps the rice cakes soft by inhibiting bacterial growth. The starch in the rice water also helps maintain softness. Change the water every 2-3 days to ensure freshness. If preparing rice water is too cumbersome, plain water can also be used, but make sure to consume the Tteok within a week.


By following these storage tips, you can extend the life of your Tteok and enjoy its unique texture and flavor whenever you crave a taste of Korean cuisine.

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 Freezing Guidelines:

Freezing is the best option for long-term storage. Portion the Tteok into servings and place in a zip-lock bag. Add a small amount of vegetable oil, sesame oil, or olive oil and shake the bag to coat the Tteok. This will help retain moisture and texture. Flatten the bag to remove as much air as possible, which will aid in preserving moisture and ensure quick separation when used. Tteok can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to use, thaw in cold water for about 30 minutes and rinse once or twice to remove any residual oil before cooking.

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