Broccoli pickles

Brokoli pikeul 브로콜리 피클, 브로콜리 장아찌

Broccoli isn’t a traditional Korean vegetable, so this is something that I invented. I hope you like it!

In this video, I am demonstrating how to arrange broccoli and 2 other side dishes that I have already posted on my website in Korean lunch box called Doshiraak (도시락). This is going to be good chance for you to review some Korean recipes and also to give you an idea of making your own lunch in a lunch box.

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Check my recipes for the 2 other side dishes: rolled egg omelette and dried anchovy side dish, and make your own dosirak. Enjoy my recipe!!

Ingredients

1 bunch of broccoli (about 700 grams), kosher salt, sugar, vinegar, and water

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Directions

  1. Make pickle juice first:
    Put 5 cups of water, ¼ cup of kosher salt, ¼ cup of sugar, and ½ cup of vinegar into a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Separate the florets from the stems with a knife and cut them into bite sized pieces by cutting lengthwise into halves or quarters.
  3. Remove the tough bottom ends of the stems, and skin off the rough parts. Then cut them into bite sized pieces.
  4. Rinse and drain the broccoli florets and stems and put them into a strainer over a large bowl.
  5. When the pickle juice boils, pour it over the broccoli little by little to blanch. The hot boiling juice will go through the strainer and gather in the bowl under the strainer.
  6. Immerse the blanched broccoli into icy cold water to keep its bright green color. Strain it.
  7. Put the broccoli into a glass jar and wait until the pickle juice cools down.
  8. After the juice cools, pour it into the jar and close the lid.
  9. Store it in the refrigerator.
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107 Comments:

  1. D& has 43 comments

    I purchased some multi-grain rice from a Korean Market. I realize later you need a pressure cooker to cook multi-grain rice because it contains some dried beans. I don’t own a pressure cooker so can you tell me how I can cook the multi-grain rice with beans without a pressure cooker? Also, I notice your multi-grain rice does not have any beans. Do you purchase it that way or do you mix your own grains. If so, can you do a video or post a recipe on multi-grain rice?

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

      You can still make multi-grain rice without a pressure cooker. Soak them in cold water for a few hours. If there are some beans in your multi-grains, you may have to soak them all night.

      I posted how to make it on this page!
      How to make rice using a pot:

      1. Combine 1 cup of short grain rice, 1/2 cup of sweet brown rice, 1/2 cup of barley rice, and 2 tbs of black sweet rice
      2. Wash and drain a couple of times and put it in a pot with a thick bottom
      3. Pour 3 cups of water into the pot and soak it for a few hours and close the lid.
      4. Bring the pot to a boil over medium heat for 10 minutes.
      5. Open the lid and turn the rice over with a rice scoop or spoon.
      6. Simmer it over low heat for another 10 minutes!

      You will have beautiful purple color of fluffy multi- grain rice!

  2. Facebook User Belgium joined 8/08 & has 1 comment

    How long can these be stored up to in the fridge maangchi? :O

  3. julisensei& has 3 comments

    Maangchi, I didn’t know that broccoli could be pickled. The best part of it was how you applied it to the korean bento. I know that Koreans have good bentos too, so whenever you can do more on bento lunches (as a theme maybe), that would be a wonderful new category for your recipes or as a P.S. at the bottom of a recipe to show how it would look in the bento.

    LOL, thanks so much for sharing!

  4. claire& has 1 comment

    Thanks Maangchi, I really like your site. I lived in Korea for a few years but never had a friend who could teach me how to cook! Now I can try some things at home. I miss eating sundubu all the time. Will you show dosot bibimbap some time? I don’t know how to use the stone bowl. Also, I think the Korean style of using a knife is really impressive.

    Masheta!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

      hi, check the comments under my bibimbap recipe. I think I posted how to make dolsot bibimbap. As long as you can make bibimbap, making dolsot bibimbap is too easy. Anyway, I will post dolsot bibimbap someday in the future, thank you!

  5. Hi maangchi

    i am a new fan of you, i am trying to make the brocoli pickle, i have the problem is, i bought a wrong (i think it is wrong) ingredient 1. DS table salt (salt with msg) and white vinegar (not apple vinegar) can i use them instead.

    big bird.

  6. josh& has 28 comments

    annyeong maanchi!
    guess what?
    you just made my favorite vegetable(after baechu kimchi ofcourse) be even more delicious!
    great recipe,
    ill be trying it out soon!

  7. Kerri& has 4 comments

    Will this work with the Korean radish too?

  8. Your website is amazing, and so is the new recipe video!

    I’m from Brazil, by the way. =)

  9. edwina& has 1 comment

    this is a delicious lunch box, i made it two days ago and now i love it… thank you very much Maangchi, i love your videos… i live in Cancun Mex. so it is kind of difficult to find some of the ingredients, like the red pepper powder but i do what i can… THANk YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARE YOUR DELICIOUS FOOD…

  10. Sylvia joined 9/08 & has 78 comments

    The best part of the video is the packing the lunch box. I can’t wait for more lunch box ideas.
    Thank you again for teaching us.

  11. Anna& has 68 comments

    Think I will make this instead of cucumber kimchi for my friends who can’t handle the spice.
    Also, my mom makes a broccoli side dish, but I don’t think it’s the same. I guess she made up her recipe, too seeing as broccoli isn’t native to Korea.
    Lastly, loved the follow-through with your packed lunch idea.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

      if your friend can’t handle spicy food, making this pickle will be a good idea. Broccoli pickle is always in my refrigerator and I sometimes eat it as my snack!

      I’m interested in your mom’s broccoli recipe.

  12. Helen Loh& has 1 comment

    I stumbled upon your site by accident> I am so happy! You teach such wonderful dishes so simply. I love Korean food, music and dramas. If you ever come to Malaysia I would like to meet you! Keep up the good work. Aja Fighting!

  13. a little similar to our quick pickles, ichiya-zuke, but i never thought broccoli could be eaten this way though, brilliant!! i will try this recipe one day soon. and i like your korean bento :D

  14. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands joined 2/09

    What a fantastic video :) you personal comments really make me laugh.
    That outdoor shoot was also very good!
    Passing the big M with such nice food really is a good statement.

  15. Hmm.. I love Pickles~~
    It Looks Delecious But how to Make Multi-Grain rice
    Thanks!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

      How to make rice using a pot:

      1. Combine 1 cup of short grain rice, 1/2 cup of sweet brown rice, 1/2 cup of barley rice, and 2 tbs of black sweet rice
      2. Wash and drain a couple of times and put it in a pot with a thick bottom
      3. Pour 3 cups of water into the pot and soak it for a few hours and close the lid.
      4. Bring the pot to a boil over medium heat for 10 minutes.
      5. Open the lid and turn the rice over with a rice scoop or spoon.
      6. Simmer it over low heat for another 10 minutes!

      You will have beautiful purple color of fluffy multi- grain rice!

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