Easy one pot recipes that make you feel like you’re overseas
While Phase 3 seems to be around the corner, it seems unlikely that we will be hopping on a plane anytime soon. Instead of always dining out, sometimes I just feel like whipping up a quick and easy meal that makes me feel like I’m not in Singapore.
With just chicken stock and in under 60 minutes, here are five easy one pot recipes with no added MSG you can try that will send your taste buds to Taiwan, Japan, and as far away as Spain!
1. Soondubu Jjigae
If you caught Itaewon Class this year, you’ll know how central the comforting soondubu jjigae was to its storyline. It’s my favourite Korean stew, best enjoyed in winter, or the sweater weather that Singapore has been enjoying of late. While soondubu jjigae is usually made with an anchovy and kelp broth, the umami taste of Knorr Chicken Stock Cube makes it a convenient substitute. Best part, this is an easy one pot recipe!
Prepare your ingredients by mincing the garlic, and chopping the scallions and yellow onions. Fry the scallions in a combination of vegetable and sesame oil till they start to brown. Don’t skip the sesame oil, an integral part of Korean cuisine that adds an intense nutty flavour to the dish, but it can be overwhelming so don’t add too much!
Stir in the onion and garlic until they soften, and add the Korean chilli pepper, sugar, and light soya sauce. Stir-fry this for a minute so that it browns a little, adding more flavour to the stew.
Also known as gochugaru, this chilli powder is made with dried Korean chilli that are ground either to a fine or coarse grain. It’s another essential