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Delicious 15-Minute Korean Ssamjang Pork Rice Bowl Recipe

Delicious 15-Minute Korean Ssamjang Pork Rice Bowl Recipe

If you’re looking for top Asian food pairings to add to your own list of recipes, don’t leave ssamjang with pork out!

Ssamjang is a thick and spicy paste that’s commonly used with vegetable-wrapped meat. Ssamjang literally means “wrapping sauce” in Korean because it is frequently added to a combination of rice, Korean pork barbeque or samgyeopsal, garlic clove that’s carefully wrapped in lettuce or perilla leaf. Its ingredients include a mix of soybean paste called doenjang, red chili paste called gochujang, sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions, and brown sugar.

It’s spicy, savory, and sweet all at the same time! It might be famous for being a wrapping sauce but its versatility allows this condiment to be much more than that-- one of which is as a kickass stir-fry sauce. That’s why you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity of preparing a rice bowl with this sauce of many wonders!

Haechandle Ssamjang Seasoned Soybean Paste - 1.1lbs

Haechandle Ssamjang Seasoned Soybean Paste

All you need is 2 or 3 tablespoons of ssamjang that you can get easily buy from our ssamjang gallery, some vegetables you can easily find in the grocery or even sitting in your fridge, some good old white rice, and eggs for a Ssamjang Pork Rice Bowl that packs an explosion of distinctly Korean flavors you’ll love. No need to order that Korean takeout, get cooking in your own kitchen!

15 minutes is all it takes to make this delicious and filling Korean comfort food—perfect to kickstart your day, a quick snack in the middle of your hectic schedule, or after a long day after work.

Here’s how to make a quick, easy, and delicious Ssamjang Pork Rice Bowl:

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 cups Cooked Rice
  • 300 grams Pork Belly (samgyeopsal/barbeque cut), sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup Red Bell Peppers, diced
  • ½  cup Spring Onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ssamjang
  • 1.5 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 4 Eggs, fried


1. Heat canola oil in a pan.

2. Add the 1-inch pieces of pork belly in your pan and stir until brown.
3. Add in ssamjang and stir briefly.

    4. Add peppers and spring onions. Sautee until aromatic.

    5. Add rice and stir for 3-5 minutes over high heat.

    6. Ladle rice into bowls and don’t forget to top with fried egg to serve.

    Sit back, relax, and feel the blend of savory spiciness satiating your cravings for Korean soul food.  

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