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
- 2 Vidalia onions, sliced in 1/2″ thickness
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Korean corn syrup (mulyeot), optional
- 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- 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.
I like braised onions as a side dish. It’s easy to braise onions on a pellet grill. The process starts by caramelizing them in a cast iron skillet to develop their rich, sweet flavor. Once the onions are browned, the cooking liquid goes in, and they’re smoke-braised. The result is soft, flavorful onions that can be served as a side dish or used as a base for other recipes. I made delicious braised onions yesterday. If you want to full ingredients and instructions, click here:
I just tried this (but with miso) and I love it now. Thank you!!
Deeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious! Thank you.
Very good dish!
For anyone else who doesn’t have reduced-sodium soy sauce, using 2 tablespoons of regular works great. 🙂
Thanks, Anna. Glad that you liked it.
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This looks so good!!! It`s like eating gyudon, which I love!
This is could be great come with white rice
Very unique, thank you for sharing this easy recipe
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!
I don’t usually think of serving onions on their own -I generally mix them in with other veggies, but this looks good!
I love onions! Never tried soy braised ones, though. I really like this idea! Definitely will be trying — thanks.
Yummy this sound so good ! Will definitely be trying this recipe .