Soy Braised Onion
Soy braised onion recipe requires only a few ingredients. The onion is cooked slowly in soy sauce until soft and sweet. Serve with rice.
This 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 if you don’t have a Korean corn syrup.
It is extremely simple to make and delicious to top a bowl of rice. Perfectly vegetarian and vegan worthy.
Vidalia onion would be the best choice to get the natural sweetness but you can use yellow onions with a little added sugar to get a similar result.
How to make Braised Onion Side Dish
Slice the onions about 1/2″ wide.
Heat olive oil and saute until just soft.
Add about 3 tablespoon of water…
and soy sauce.
Lower the heat to med-low and simmer until very soft.
The water will reduce as onion gets softer…
Keep cooking until…
you don’t see much liquid in a pan and the onions are very soft and tender.
You can add a little bit of corn syrup for a shine, but it is optional. It also adds a little more sweetness.
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!
Other Easy Korean Side Dishes You Can Try
Soy Braised Onion
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over med-low heat, add onions and stir for 2 minutes until slightly soft.
- 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.