Healthful, Flavorful, Playful Kimchi

Plant-based kimchi and some veg make for a delicious, nutritional dish!



Ready In:

15 minutes


350 cal (incl. rice)

Good For:

Lunch / Dinner

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About This Recipe

By: Ofer Reish

If you’re looking for a rich oriental dish that’s both flavorful and healthy, while not requiring advanced cooking skills or a significant time investment, this kimchi recipe is perfect for you! Just make sure you have a plant-based kimchi serving at hand (available in many supermarkets, including the Peacock chain), tofu, and vegetables, and you’re set to go. Give it a try, your body will thank you for it (rich in protein, vitamins and probiotics).


  • 1 plant-based kimchi serving of 180 g (see photo)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • About similar size ginger, minced
  • 1 clove of leek, cut ‘Japanese’ style
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 120g kimchi
  • 150g of white cabbage, sliced
  • Handful (around 60 grams) mushroom of choice, sliced
  • One pack of Japanese shungiku
  • 1 pack of tofu (180g)
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 0.5 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black bean chili paste (see photo)
  • (Optional) 200g of brown rice


Kimchi is an excellent source for Potassium, Vitamin C and Protein. It is a good way to reduce the risk for heart and kidney disorders. It helps in reducing anxiety, and provides a good amount of protein through the Tofu!

  • Potassium 70% 70%
  • Vitamin C 30% 30%
  • Protein 25% 25%

Step by Step Instructions


Place the garlic and ginger in a pan with the sesame oil and turn on medium heat until the pan starts to sizzle (approximately 3 minutes).


Add the kimchi and stir for 30 seconds.


Add the leek and 180 ml of water and stir lightly. Once done, add the mushrooms (cut into slices of about 3 cm).


Turn down the heat to a simmer and add sliced cabbage. Cover the pan and let simmer for 5 minutes.


Add the tofu, cut into squares of about 2x2x1 cm. Turn off the fire, add 1 tablespoon of miso gradually so that it melts its way into the stew. Add 1 teaspoon of black bean chili paste and taste. For richer flavor, add more miso (don’t worry, miso is great for you!)


Optional: Have with 100 grams of brown rice on the side for a fuller meal rich with complex power carbs.

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