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Braised Lotus Root (Yeongeun Jorim)

Korean lotus root side dish – lotus root braised in soy sauce. It’s salty, sweet and moreish!
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Yeongeun Jorim (연근조림) is one of my favourite side dishes, and my mom cooks this really well.

There are a couple of various ways of cooking lotus and I like the one has a softish chewy texture and sweetish salty taste. Yeah, I know, you have no idea what I am talking about. 🙂 Though if you have ever tried some of this side dish, you understand, right?

Preparation itself is a piece of cake, but it can be a bit of a time consuming process for a single side dish. Mine turned out to be the one that has a sweetish salty taste, but the texture was crunchy. It tasted good (if you prefer a crunchy texture you will love it).

Though since I prefer chewy texture I might add extra corn syrup next time, because I think the chewy texture comes from corn syrup, and to get a softish texture, I might need to simmer it a bit longer but I’m not really sure how long it would take me.

Ingredients for Korean Lotus Root Side Dish (Serves 4)

Simmered Lotus in Soy sauce (Yeon-gn Jorim) ingredients
  • 370g lotus root, skin peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar

Sauce (mix these well in a bowl)

  • 5 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp rice wine
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar

Thickening sauce

  • 1 Tbsp corn starch or potato starch
  • 2 tsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

How to Make Korean Lotus Root Side Dish

Simmered Lotus in Soy sauce (Yeon-gn Jorim) cooking
  1. Put the water and vinegar in a pot and add the lotus. Boil it for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and run cold water on lotus.
  3. Put the lotus in a pot and add the sauce. Simmer it on medium heat until the 2/3 of the sauce disappears.
  4. Add the thickening  sauce in the pot, cook it on strong heat for short time.
  5. Serve.
Simmered Lotus in Soy sauce (Yeon-gn Jorim) 2
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Braised Lotus Root (Yeongeun Jorim)

Easy and Delicious Korean Lotus Root Side Dish
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Course: Side dishes
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 370 g lotus root , skin peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar or rice vinegar

SAUCE

THICKENING SAUCE

Instructions

  • Put the water and vinegar in a pot and add the lotus. Boil it for 20 minutes.
  • Drain the water and run cold water on lotus.
  • Put the lotus in a pot and add the sauce. Simmer it on medium heat until the 2/3 of the sauce disappears.
  • Add the thickening sauce in the pot, cook it on strong heat for short time.
  • Serve.

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1309mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 40.7mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.7mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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