Negi Oil Recipe: Elevate Your Dishes with this Culinary Gem

If you love the taste of Japan, you will be delighted to know that you can enjoy negi oil here in America. The flavor is so unique that you will be surprised by its popularity among Americans. The oil, which comes from the root of the Japanese fern, is a staple ingredient in Japanese cuisine. If you’ve never tasted negi onions before, read on for more information. This product is best if you can find it in a Japanese supermarket.

Japanese Negi Oil Recipes

Negi Oil
Craft your own aromatic negi oil with our simple recipe.
Negi Oil Recipe: Elevate Your Dishes With This Culinary Gem 1

Negi Oil

For most great bowls of ramen, chefs take the time to make a flavored oil that is combined in the bowl with the soup and the tare seasoning. Scallions are an acceptable substitute for Japanese negi. The flavor is very similar, though the texture is ever so slightly different. By cooking them in oil, we create an aromatic oil that adds another layer of complexity to our ramen.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: negi, oil, Scallions
CookingStyle: Stir-frying
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Black Pie
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  • cups lard pork fat or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup scallions roughly chopped, green parts only


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the lard over medium heat to melt it.
  • Add the scallions and cook for a few minutes, stirring, until they turn light brown.
  • Take the pan off the heat and strain the negi oil into a container.
  • Discard the scallion pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.



You can make garlic oil in the same way, substituting ¼ cup of
roughly chopped garlic for the scallions.
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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2960IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 1mg
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Alternative Method: Negi Oil in a Blender

Negi Oil
Elevate your grilled dishes with a vibrant negi oil drizzle.


  • 2 cups of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of fresh green onions (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • Salt to taste
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  • Start by washing and thoroughly drying the green onions. Trim the roots and any discolored parts.
  • Cut the green onions into smaller pieces to make them easier to blend.
  • In a blender, add the chopped green onions, garlic, and ginger.
  • Begin blending at a low speed, gradually increasing to high. Blend until you have a smooth, vibrant green mixture.
  • While the blender is running, slowly stream in the vegetable oil. This process will emulsify the oil with the green onion mixture.
  • Continue blending until you have a well-incorporated, vibrant green Negi Oil.
  • Taste your Negi Oil and add salt to your liking. Blend briefly to evenly distribute the salt.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain the Negi Oil into a clean container to remove any solids.
  • Your Negi Oil is now ready to use. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and it will last for several weeks.

Tips for making Negi Oil

Negi Oil
Discover the magic of negi oil as a dipping sauce for dumplings.

Serving Suggestions

  • Drizzling Delight: Use Negi Oil as a finishing touch by drizzling it over grilled vegetables, steamed seafood, or roasted meats. It adds a burst of freshness and flavor.
  • Dipping Delicacy: Create a dipping sauce by mixing Negi Oil with soy sauce and a splash of rice vinegar. It’s a fantastic accompaniment for dumplings, sushi, or sashimi.
  • Marinade Marvel: Marinate chicken, tofu, or shrimp in Negi Oil before grilling. It imparts a delightful onion and ginger essence to your proteins.
  • Noodle Nectar: Toss your favorite noodles in Negi Oil for a quick and delicious meal. Add some green onions and a dash of soy sauce for an extra flavor kick.
  • Soup Sensation: Enhance your soups, whether it’s a simple miso or a hearty ramen, by swirling in a spoonful of Negi Oil just before serving.

Cooking Tips

Negi Oil
Enhance the flavor of your favorite soups with a touch of negi oil.
  • Freshness is Key: Use fresh green onions for the most vibrant flavor. Look for crisp, bright green tops, and discard any wilted parts.
  • Blending Technique: When using a blender, start at a low speed and gradually increase to high. This ensures a smooth emulsion with the oil.
  • Salt Gradually: Add salt in stages, tasting along the way, to achieve the perfect level of seasoning. Remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take it away.
  • Straining Matters: To achieve a smooth and clear Negi Oil, strain it through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any solids.
  • Storage Savvy: Store your Negi Oil in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for several weeks, but always give it a quick sniff before using to ensure freshness.

FAQs about Negi Oil

Negi Oil
Elevate your vegan and vegetarian dishes with negi oil.
  • How long can I store Negi Oil? Negi Oil can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. Always check for signs of spoilage, such as off odors or mold, before using.
  • Can I use Negi Oil in stir-fries? Absolutely! Negi Oil adds a burst of flavor to stir-fried dishes. Drizzle it in at the end of cooking to keep its fresh taste.
  • Is Negi Oil suitable for vegan or vegetarian dishes? Yes, Negi Oil is a fantastic choice for vegan and vegetarian dishes. It’s a plant-based condiment that enhances the flavor of various cuisines.
  • Can I use Negi Oil in salads? Certainly! Negi Oil can be used as a dressing or drizzle over salads, adding a unique, savory twist to your greens.
  • Can I reduce the spiciness of Negi Oil? If you find Negi Oil too spicy, you can balance it by adding a touch of honey or a neutral oil to mellow out the flavor. Adjust to your preference.
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