Place of originKorea
Main ingredientsPine nuts, rice flour or soaked rice, water
Food energy
(per 1 serving)
73 kcal (306 kJ)[1]
Korean name
Revised Romanizationjatjuk

Jatjuk (잣죽) or pine nut porridge is a variety of juk (porridge) made by boiling finely ground pine nuts and rice flour in water.[2][3] It is a mild, nutritious, and easily digestibile dish often served to recovering patients and the elderly.[3][4][5]


The porridge is made with white rice and pine nuts, which are separately soaked, ground and sieved. The ground rice is then boiled, with ground pine nuts added a little at a time while simmering.[6] Grinding the ingredients together causes them to separate after boiling.[6] The porridge is seasoned with salt and often garnished with whole or crushed pine nuts.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "jatjuk" 잣죽. Korean Food Foundation (in Korean). Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ National Institute of Korean Language (30 July 2014). "주요 한식명(200개) 로마자 표기 및 번역(영, 중, 일) 표준안" (PDF) (in Korean). Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b Meehan, Peter (22 November 2006). "Porridge, but Not the Goldilocks Kind". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  4. ^ Marks, Copeland (1999). The Korean of the Morning: Classic Recipes from the Land of the Morning Calm. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. p. 144. ISBN 0-8118-2233-8.
  5. ^ Zauner, Michelle (13 July 2016). "Real Life: Love, Loss, and Kimchi". Glamour. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "jatjuk" 잣죽. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 25 April 2017.