Green Onion Scallion Kimchi

Scallion Pa Kimchi

Naomi Imatome-Yun. The Spruce Eats, 2016. 

  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Fermenting: 48 hrs
  • Yield: 12 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
94 Calories
1g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g
Calcium 82mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Scallion kimchi goes a long way, so you don't have to make a ton to have a nice dish on hand and ready to round out your Korean meals. It also stores well in the fridge, allowing you to make a ton in advance for leftovers.


  • 2 pounds scallions, washed and rinsed well, with roots and tips removed
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 Asian pears, washed, peeled, cored, and pureed
  • 5 cloves garlic, washed, peeled, and pureed
  • 1-inch ginger, peeled and pureed
  • 2 cups kochukaru (Korean red pepper powder)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp sweet rice flour

Steps to Make It

  1. If the scallions are still wet from your wash, then pat them dry.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, pour fish sauce over scallions, coating them well. Let sit for about 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. While the scallions are sitting, in a saucepot over medium, combine the water and sweet rice flour. Stir gently.

  4. Heat until bubbly. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

  5. Make a seasoning paste of your pureed pears, garlic, and ginger by mixing them well.

  6. In a mixing bowl, combine your seasoning paste with the kochukaru, sesame seeds, sugar, and vinegar. When the sweet rice paste has cooled, mix it in with the spicy seasoning mixture. Mix thoroughly.

  7. Pour the combined seasoning mixture over the scallions in the fish sauce. Mix, making sure the scallions are coated with the sauce.

  8. In a glass jar, place the scallions neatly, folding when necessary. Add in small bunches to arrange.

  9. Cover with remaining sauce.

  10. Screw on lid loosely and let sit at room temperature. Let the kimchi ferment for a few days.

  11. When it's ready to eat, store it in the refrigerator.

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