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Soybean sprout side dish

Kongnamul-muchim 콩나물무침

Kongnamul-muchim is one of the most common Korean side dishes, and it’s included in almost every meal. It’s very popular among Koreans, and they never seem to get tired of it. It’s very economical and also good for you.

The soybean sprouts used in this video were grown at home, but you can also buy a package of soybean sprouts at a Korean grocery store.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place soybean sprouts in a pot. Add the salt and ½ cup of water and cover. Bring to a boil over medium high heat for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Put the cooked soybean sprouts in a mixing bowl. Add garlic, hot pepper flakes, green onion, fish sauce, sesame seeds, and sesame oil and mix by hand.
  3. Transfer to a serving plate.
  4. Serve as a side dish to rice.

homegrown soybean sprouts

soybean sprouts

kongnamulmuchim

Kongnamulmuchim made with homegrown soybean sprouts

kongnamulmuchim

Kongnamulmuchim made with store-sold soybean sprouts

kongnamulmuchim

Kongnamulppuribokkeum (stir-fried soybean sprout roots)

Ingredients:

kongnamul roots

Directions:

  1. Heat up a pan. Add olive oil and the soybean sprout roots and stir fry for a minute.soybean sprouts roots
  2. Add garlic, soy sauce, and honey (or rice syrup) and stir it with a wooden spoon for 1 minute.soybean sprouts
  3. Drizzle a few drops of sesame oil, sesame seeds, and chopped green onion.
  4. Serve as a side dish to rice.

stir-fried soybean sprouts

stir-fried soybean sprouts

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