Soy Braised Onion

by Beyond Kimchee on May 18, 2014 · 9 comments

Soy-Braised-OnionThis Soy Braised Onion was one of my childhood favorite side dishes.  My mother often made it whenever she had too much onions in the kitchen.

You will only need onions, soy sauce and olive oil. I added a little Korean style corn syrup and sesame seeds for extra lust and nuttiness, but you can omit them.  It is extremely simple to make and delicious to top a bowl of rice. Perfectly vegetarian and vegan worthy.


onionsVidalia onion would be the best choice to get the natural sweetness but you can use yellow onions with a little added sugar to get the similar result.


tutorial-2Slice the onions about 1/2″ wide.


tutorial-3Heat olive oil and saute until just soft.


tutorial-4Add about 3 tablespoon of water…


tutorial-5and soy sauce.


tutorial-6Lower the heat to med-low and simmer until very soft.


tutorial-7The water will reduce as onion gets softer…


tutorial-8Keep cooking until…


tutorial-9you don’t see much liquid in a pan and the onions are very soft and tender.


tutorial-10You can add a little bit of corn syrup for a shine, but it is optional. It also adds a little more sweetness.


tutorial-12 Sprinkle lots of toasted love, the sesame seeds! And the lovely soy braised onion is ready to serve with rice. As it gets cool, the moisture from the onion will ooze out and the juice is delicious to drizzle over the rice.

I served myself this sweet onion dish with my Steamed Egg Pudding over a rice for lunch and I was satisfied.

What a great way to enjoy the goodness of onion! Yum!


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Soy Braised Onion
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  • 2 Vidalia onions, sliced in ½" thickness
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Korean corn syrup, optional
  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over med-low heat, add onions and stir for 2 minutes until slightly soft.
  2. Add water and soy sauce, continue to cook until the onions are very soft and the liquid in a skillet is almost disappeared. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2-4

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V. Stoen May 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Yummy this sound so good ! Will definitely be trying this recipe .


John@Kitchen Riffs May 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I love onions! Never tried soy braised ones, though. I really like this idea! Definitely will be trying — thanks.


Mary Frances May 19, 2014 at 6:04 pm

I don’t usually think of serving onions on their own -I generally mix them in with other veggies, but this looks good!


Karina May 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm

yuuummmm! this looks super good I really like onions-funny to think how when I was little I didn’t like onions (until I tried fried onions of course…) and now I want to make a dish that is nothing but onions!


Yzenith @ authentic chinese recipes May 22, 2014 at 8:36 pm

This is could be great come with white rice

Very unique, thank you for sharing this easy recipe


Lynna May 25, 2014 at 1:01 am

This looks so good!!! It`s like eating gyudon, which I love!


Yogicfoodie June 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

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Thank you for sharing. Just made it and my kiddos are gulping them down.
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Will drop by again soon~~


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