Soy braised onion recipe requires only a few ingredients. The onion is cooked slowly in soy sauce until soft and sweet. Serve with rice.

Soy braised onion side dish is served on a green plate with chopsticks.

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 is great for making a braised  onion side dish.

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

Onion is sliced into strips with a knife.

Slice the onions about 1/2″ wide.

Sliced onion are cooking in a skillet.

Heat olive oil and saute until just soft.

Water is added to the onions in a skillet.

Add about 3 tablespoon of water…

Soy sauce is added to cooked onion in a skillet.

and soy sauce.

Onion slices are simmering in a soy sauce mixture.

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

Onion slices are turning into light brown color in the soy sauce mixture as they simmer.

The water will reduce as onion gets softer…

Soy sauce mixture is reducing in a skillet.

Keep cooking until…

Soy sauce mixture is mostly cooked off from the skillet.

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

Korean corn syrup is added to the braised onion in a skillet.

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

Toasted sesame seeds are sprinkled on top of braised onion in a skillet.

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!

Soy braised onion makes a simple Korean side dish

Other Easy Korean Side Dishes You Can Try

Soy braised onion side dish is served on a green plate with chopsticks.

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.
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

If you are using yellow onion instead of Vidalia onion, add 1 teaspoon of sugar as you cook.
Serving: 2g
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