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Homemade Kim Chee

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  Napa cabbage 2 Pound, chopped
  Kosher salt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Soaked in brine and brine discarded)
  Water 1 Quart
  Crushed red pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Scallion 2 , minced
  Minced ginger 1 Teaspoon

1. Roughly chop the cabbage and rinse it well.

2. In a large bowl, take the cabbage. Add half a cup of kosher salt to it and mix well. After five minutes, you will see how much the shredded cabbage has reduced in size and released liquid.
3. Transfer the cabbage and liquid in a clean container.
4. Add a quart of water to the cabbage and stir well.
5. Cover the mouth of the container with a paper towel and then secure it with a rubber band.
6. Allow it to sit for one whole day.
7. Drain the water out of the cabbage and rinse it really well.
8. In a bowl, take the hot red pepper, paprika, 1 clove of finely minced garlic, scallions and 1 teaspoon of finely minced ginger. Mix and mash well to create a paste.
9. Add this mixture to brined cabbage and mix well.
10. Cover it and refrigerate it for 3 days until wholly fermented.

11. Your kimchi is ready to eat.

Recipe Summary

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Delicious and fiery, Kimchi is a Korean staple that is easy to make at home. A Step-by-Step guide to making homemade kimchi has been presented in the video here. It's a healthy, tasty, and refreshing snack and side dish. Go ahead, try making this at home and treat your taste buds to oriental magic.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 12 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.24 g0.37%

Saturated Fat 0.02 g0.11%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 34.2 mg1.4%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.44 g1.8%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 0.88 g1.8%

Vitamin A 14.3% Vitamin C 5.3%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Homemade Kim Chee Recipe Video