May 19 2014
One night when I was making Chinese food at home, I wanted to add a little salad. But what kind of salad goes with Chinese food? I didn’t know any, especially those that were straight up vegetables like I wanted and didn’t include noodles of any kind. Luckily, I have a book my grandma gave me - Chinese Food Made Easy – and this recipe was inside. It is indeed very easy, and it stars an ingredient you might not think would ever be the main star in any dish (I know I never did) – green onions! Now, I introduce you to a Chinese salad that is supposedly very popular in the East – Pamuchim.
6 – 7 green onions $0.49
1 teaspoon rice vinegar $0.04
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil $0.02
Pinch of red chili flakes $0.05
Pinch of salt $0.01
Pinch of ground black pepper $0.01
Total cost $0.62
Cost per serving $0.15
1.) Wash the green onions very well and slice them, lengthwise, so that they are long thin strips. Place them in a bowl of ice water for 30 minutes.
2.) Drain the green onions and pat them dry as best you can. They will be very curly.
3.) Place the green onions in a large bowl. Add the rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Toss to thoroughly coat the green onions in all the ingredients.
4.) Serve and enjoy!