Spicy Lotus Root Kimpira Stir-fry. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan. Stir fry until the lotus root is coated in oil. Usually it's made with carrot and gobo root, but I LOVE making it with lotus roots ^^ You will love it too I think!
They can be prepared in every way you can imagine – roasted, stir fried, pan fried, deep fried, or even steamed. Soak in water with a small amount of vinegar, then in water, then drain. Really make an effort to get thin slices! You can have Spicy Lotus Root Kimpira Stir-fry using 7 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Spicy Lotus Root Kimpira Stir-fry
- Prepare 250 g of lotus root (one large section).
- You need 1/2 of red chili pepper (togarashi).
- Prepare 1 Tbsp of sesame oil.
- Prepare 2 Tbsp of soy sauce.
- It’s 1 1/2 Tbsp of mirin.
- Prepare 1/2 Tbsp of sugar.
- You need of Sesame seeds (optional).
A mandolin is a handy tool to use for this if you have one. If not, simply use a sharp knife to carefully cut the lotus root into thin slices. Lotus Root is one of the hard-to-find vegetables in Australia. However, already sliced and partially cooked and ready-to-use Frozen Lotus Root is available from many Asian grocery stores.
Spicy Lotus Root Kimpira Stir-fry step by step
- This is what 1 section of lotus root looks like (I cut it in half)..
- Wash the lotus root well (leave the skin on) and slice into 7 mm rounds. Soak it in water for 5-10 minutes. Drain well and pat dry. If they are really big, cut in half..
- Heat sesame oil in a frying pan. Add the lotus root and 1/2 red chili pepper. Stir fry until the lotus root is coated in oil. Cover the frying pan with a lid and "steam" for 4 minutes, stirring a couple times in between (this helps cook the lotus roots all the way through compared to just stir-frying).
- Remove lid and add the soy sauce, mirin and sugar. Stir briefly then cover the pan with a lid again for about 3 minutes. Give it a stir in between..
- Remove the lid and continuing cooking the lotus root until all the liquid has evaporating (make sure you stir it around while cooking so the flavor gets distributed)..
- I like to sprinkle on some sesame seeds at the end too. Serve immediately or used for your lunch boxes!.
The most popular way to cook Lotus Root is 'Kimpira', a Japanese style stir-fry dish of vegetables that is se. Cook until the lotus root slices start to change color – they turn a bit translucent looking. Turn over and cook a couple more minutes. Add the chili pepper and green onions, and stir-fry. Add the sesame seeds, pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil.