Kona K's Korean-Style Steamed Egg Casserole (Egg Jjim)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

My ultimate comfort food. Make sure to use a bowl that can be safely placed in a pot of boiling water. Serve with white rice (I like to mix my rice into the egg jjim).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring about 3 inches of water to boil in a medium-sized pot.
  2. Whisk together eggs and water in a small bowl that's about 6 inches tall (this bowl will go into the boiling water, so make it's not plastic or anything). Make sure eggs are well-beaten and frothy.
  3. Add salt and sesame oil to the eggs, and mix well again.
  4. Place the bowl carefully into the pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to medium-high. Water should be boiling gently. The height of the water should be about halfway up the bowl. Make sure the water does not boil into the bowl (if it does, remove some of the water).
  5. Cover and let steam for about 10 minutes, then add the sesame seeds and green onions to the eggs. Do not stir (they should just be resting on surface of egg).
  6. Cover again. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the eggs start to pull away from the side of the bowl and it has completely set.


Most Helpful

I love eating this when it's cold out (and I had it for breakfast this morning!) - but just a hint, if you're not in the mood for steaming, just put it in a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or a lid (I just make it in a tupperwear bowl and cover it), and microwave for 5 minutes! Comes out just the same, and it's so much easier! I also tend to use fish sauce instead of the salt to add a little extra flavor. Yum!

hoteliejoanna September 22, 2009

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