[Nurung Shin] Organic Handmade Nurungji

[Nurung Shin] Organic Handmade Nurungji

Traditional Gamasot Flavor, 100% Handmade

[Nurung Shin] Organic Handmade Nurungji

For many Koreans, Nurungji holds a special place as comfort food.

Nurungji is the scorched rice bits that are leftover at the bottom after cooking rice in pots.

This layer of scorched rice is scraped off and enjoyed as a crunchy snack. Or they can be added to boiling water to create a nourishing nurungji porridge.

In earlier times in Korea, families cooked rice in iron cauldrons known as gamasots. These large pots featured a thick-bottom, ensuring even heat distribution that produced a uniformly scorched, golden-brown layer of nurungji!

It’s a flavor that’s hard to replicate - as nowadays, rice cookers are used.

But today, we introduce a handmade nurungji that has this traditional gamasot flavor!

Notably, this is the first nurungji product in Korea to earn the "artisan" distinction by the Korean government!

So how’s it made?

First, the rice is left to soak in cold water (-10ºC) for 24-hours to bring out its natural flavor. Afterwards, it’s fermented at room temperature for additional 24 hours for a smoother texture. Then the prepped rice is thoroughly washed and mixed with the right ratio of water.

Next, it’s spread in a circular motion and cooked on gamasot pots. After cooking at very high temp (450℃), the scorched rice is peeled off, cooled and broken into pieces before packaging.

Simple as that! No other ingredients - besides rice and water.

Free from MSG, preservatives, or food additives.

What we love about this nurungji is that there is no residual oily taste or smell. Many of the cheaper brands at Korean supermarkets are made by bulk-frying rice in oil - no good!

This handmade nurungji is available in 3 types:

  • Brown Rice Nurungji - made with 70% Korean White Rice + 30% Korean Glutinous Brown Rice - (MOST POPULAR)

  • White Rice Nurungji - made with 100% Korean White Rice - (TRADITIONAL FLAVOR)

  • Barley Rice Nurungji - made with 70% Korean White Rice + 30% Korean Barley - (MORE NUTRITIOUS)

How should I cook this?

Add a few pieces of nurungji to boiling water and simmer for 5-10 minutes. For a stronger flavor, add more pieces.

Nurungji porridge is a great option when you don’t have much of an appetite… or seek a simple and healthy meal that’s light on the stomach.

Kindly note that during shipping - some of the larger nurungji pieces within the bag might break into smaller pieces.

100% Made in Korea. Organic-Certified. Size is 400g.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Mirjana L. (Sicily, Italy)
a very tasty snack!

It's a tasty, fine and healthy snack! Also as apéro, etc.

Product Highlights

  • 100% Handmade Nurungji - cooked the traditional way in Korean gamasot pots!
  • Made with only rice and water - product is free from any additives, MSG, or preservatives
  • Add nurungji pieces to boiling water to make a bowl of Nurungji porridge - satisfying, comforting & healthy
  • Can also munch on as a healthy, organic snack
  • Made in Korea. Size is 400g  

[Nurung Shin] Organic Handmade Nurungji

[Nurung Shin] Organic Handmade Nurungji

100% Handmade | Made in Korea | Cooked on Korea Gamasot Cauldrons

Key Selling Points

Cooked in Korean Gamaost Cauldrons

Each Nurungji is 100% handmade - takes ~20 minutes to make each

Made with locally-grown rice from Korea (not imported from China)

Rice is soaked and fermented for 48 hours for deeper taste & crispy cooking

Clean taste & smell - no oily flavor or texture

Received the first 'artisan' designation in Korea for Nurungji!

Available in 3 types: 

Brown Rice Nurungji (400g)

*Most Popular*

Full ingredients list:

70% Korean White Rice (맵쌀)

30% Korean Glutinous Brown Rice (현미찹쌀)

White Rice Nurungji (400g)

*Traditional Flavor*

Full ingredients list:

100% Korean White Rice (맵쌀)

Barley Rice Nurungji (400g)

*High Nutrition*

Full ingredients list:

70% Korean White Rice (맵쌀)

30% Korean Barley (보리)

When you don't have an appetite (or feeling-under-the-weather), a bowl of nurungji is just right!

Traditionally, rice was cooked in large gamasot pots in Korea - leaving a layer of scorched rice at the bottom

It's a delicious and nostalgic treat that many Koreans adore!

Add to boiling water to create a nourishing bowl of Korean Nurungji Porridge

When you're tired of dining out and longing for homecooking

Nourish your body with a delicious bowl of organic nurungji porridge

Eat the porridge with a few of your favorite banchans!

We pride ourselves on using 100% locally-grown Korean rice

No other ingredients besides water and rice are used to make the nurungji bits

No MSG! No Additives! No Preservatives!

Certified Organic. Vegan. Healthy Food.

Many cheaper brands choose to fry their rice mixture in OIL to reduce costs when making nurungji


We adhere to the traditional Korean method of cooking nurungji in gamasot pots, which involves using high heat and water

Over the years, we've made 22 adjustments to our production process and have even developed specialized machinery to perfect our nurungji

We are committed to that traditional nurungji taste that is not only healthy but also authentic

(More details listed below)

Step 1: Rice is initially soaked in cold water for 24 hours. Then fermented at room temperature for another 24 hours.

Step 2:  Then the rice is thoroughly washed

Step 3: The rice is added to our proprietary Gamasot Pots and heated.

Step 4: The rice is evenly distributed to ensure even thickness

Step 5: The rice is delicately pressed, creating a scorching effect as it cooks on high heat

Step 6: Nurungji is produced and left to cool down

Step 7: The Nurungji is finished

Step 8: Then it is immediately packaged and ready to send to customers

The 48 hours of soaking yields nurungji that has a delightful texture when cooked

Look closely. The rice grains are visible, not mushed into a paste!

You can also enjoy nurungji without cooking it. It makes for a delicious and nutritious snack

Our Nurungji product has received organic certification

The artisan behind the creation of this nurungji is Kim Jong Hoon, who has received the designation of 'food artisan' by the Korean Govt.

It's the first official designation of 'food artisan' for nurungji.

Meet the incredible team that creates nurungji every day!

We recommend this for the following: 

When you're not feeling very hungry, but still crave something fresh, healthy, and light to satisfy your stomach

If you're looking for a quick and nutritious rice dish that's perfect for young children

For elderly individuals who have difficulty chewing regular rice

For individuals dealing with digestive issues

For those craving a proper bowl of traditional nurungji!

How do I make nurungji with this? 

Add some water to a pot and bring it to a boil

Then add-in a few pieces of Nurungji and boil it for 5-10 minutes

(Add more pieces if you want a stronger taste)

Simple as that - your porridge is ready. Enjoy it with a few banchans of your choice.

Brown Rice Nurungji (400g)

Full Ingredients list

Korean Glutinous Brown Rice (30%), Korean White Rice (70%)

All ingredients are grown locally in Korea

Nutrition Info

Serving size is 100g | 100g contains 383.6 calories

Carbohydrates 87g (27%), Sugar 0g (0%), Protein 7.1g (13%), Fat 0.8g (1%), Saturated Fat 0.1g (1%), Transfat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Sodium 1.3mg (0%)

White Rice Nurungji (400g)

Full Ingredients list: 

Korean White Rice 100%

All ingredients are grown locally in Korea

Nutrition Info

Serving size is 100g | 100g contains 371.9 calories

Carbohydrates 81.7g (25%), Sugar 0g (0%), Protein 9.7g (17.6%), Fat 0.7g (1.3%), Saturated Fat 0.2g (1.3%), Transfat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Sodium 3.8mg (0%)

Barley Nurungji (400g)

Full Ingredients list

Korean Barley (30%), Korean White Rice (70%)

All ingredients are grown locally in Korea

Nutrition Info

Serving size is 100g | 100g contains 377.1 calories

Carbohydrates 84.6g (26%), Sugar 0g (0%), Protein 8.1g (15%), Fat 0.7g (1%), Saturated Fat 0.1g (1%), Transfat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Sodium 1.7mg (0%)

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