Easy Korean Spicy Green Onions (Pa Namul)

by Asian Recipes At Home

A very easy and delicious way to use green onions or scallions. The next time you have some extra green onions make our Korean green onion side dish (pa namul) that is made with a spicy and savory sauce.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure here.

Korean green onion side dish (pa namul) that is made with a spicy and savory sauce.

This green onion side dish is so easy to make. We cook them slightly in the microwave, which makes them the perfect texture and also makes them pliable to tie into little bite-sized bundles. We also make a homemade and simple spicy marinade that we will toss these green onions in to give it a spicy and salty bite.

 

Key features and tips

As you’ve probably already noticed, we like our food spicy. However, feel free to use less or even more of the Korean red chili pepper powder to fit your spice level. You could even omit the Korean red chili pepper powder entirely if you want it to be mild. 

 

We microwaved the green onions for only two minutes. If you have a powerful microwave, you may want to microwave at 30-second intervals to ensure a proper cook. You don’t want the green onions to be so cooked that they turn mushy. We like it when the green onions turn soft and pliable, but not mushy.

Korean green onion side dish (pa namul) that is made with a spicy and savory sauce.

 

Ingredients needed to make our green onion side dish

  • Green onions

For the spicy sauce:

 

How to make this Korean side dish recipe

Step 1: Make the sauce

Mix the sauce ingredients together well. Set aside for later.

 

Step 2: Prep the green onions/scallions

Clean the green onions really well to ensure all dirt and debris is removed. 

 

Step 3: Microwave the green onions

Place the cleaned green onions onto a large microwave-safe plate in one even layer (you might have to do this in batches). Cover the green onions with a paper towel.

 

Microwave for about 2 minutes. You want the green onions to turn wilted and pliable, but not mushy. Note: If you have a powerful microwave, or if you’re only putting a few green onions on your plate at a time, microwave in 30-second intervals to ensure the green onions don’t overcook and turn mushy.

After the green onions are microwaved to make the Korean green onion side dish (pa namul) recipe

Step 4: Tie up each green onion

Tie each green onion up into a little bundle. Accordion fold the bottom stem (white part) of the green onion a couple of times on itself. Wrap the tail end (green part) of the green onions around the accordion fold. Secure the end and tuck it into the wrapped part. 

How to tie or bundle up the green onions for the Korean green onion side dish (pa namul).

Step 5: Mix the green onion bundles with the sauce

Mix the green onion bundles with the sauce well. Enjoy!

 

Eating the Korean green onion side dish (pa namul) that is made with a spicy and savory sauce with rice.

We hope you enjoy this easy and fresh Korean green onion side dish recipe!

 

HUNGRY FOR MORE? Subscribe to our newsletter and follow along on FacebookPinterest, Twitter, and Instagram for all of the latest updates.
 

Korean green onion side dish (pa namul) that is made with a spicy and savory sauce.

Easy Korean Spicy Green Onions (Pa Namul)

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

A very easy and delicious way to use green onions or scallions. The next time you have some extra green onions make our Korean green onion side dish (pa namul) that is made with a spicy and savory sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 green onion bundles (about 10-12 green onions)

For the spicy sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp seasoning sauce
  • ½ tsp fish sauce
  • ¼ tsp Dasida beef soup stock powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp Korean red chili pepper powder (gochugaru)

Instructions

  1. Clean the green onions really well to ensure all dirt and debris is removed.
  2. Place the cleaned green onions onto a large microwave-safe plate in one even layer (you might have to do this in batches). Cover the green onions with a paper towel.
  3. Microwave for about 2 minutes. You want the green onions to turn wilted and pliable, but not mushy. Note: If you have a powerful microwave, or if you’re only putting a few green onions on your plate at a time, microwave in 30-second intervals to ensure the green onions don’t overcook and turn mushy.
  4. Tie each green onion up into a little bundle. Accordion fold the bottom stem (white part) of the green onion a couple of times on itself. Wrap the tail end (green part) of the green onions around the accordion fold. Secure the end and tuck it into the wrapped part. 
  5. Mix the green onion bundles with the sauce well. Enjoy!
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
We love seeing your creations from our recipes! Tag us on Instagram at @AsianRecipesAtHome.



Disclaimer: Under no circumstances shall this website and the author(s) be responsible for any loss or damages resulting from the reliance of the given nutritional information or ingredient/product recommendations. Recommended ingredients/products can change their formula at any time without this website and author’s awareness. It is your responsibility (the reader’s) to check the label/ingredients of any product prior to purchasing and/or using. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding.


You may also like

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Recipes Straight to Your InboxSign up today to get notified of new [free] recipes we release straight in your inbox!
Skip to Recipe