Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh)

Scallion Oil on Broken Rice (Mo Hanh)

We’ve all seen these chopped scallions cooked in oil atop rice plates and as garnishes for noodles, meats and fish.  It adds a fresh onion flavor and a vibrant pop of color to any dish or meal.  This simple condiment is the easiest thing to make and one of the essential recipes every good cook should learn.  If you happen to love this and want to always have some handy, you can make a big batch and store it in a jar in the refrigerator.  When needed, simply scoop out a small amount, heat it up in the microwave for 15 seconds and enjoy.  Super easy!

Enjoy the scallion oil with the tasty 5-Spice Beer Can Chicken recipe.

 Watch the video below for instructions.


1 large bunch scallions or green onions
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I like canola)
1/8 tsp salt


Cut off roots and discard.  Rinse with cool water and pat dry with paper towels.  Finely chop the scallions.

In a saucepan over medium heat, add scallions, oil and salt.  Stirring occasionally, cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are wilted.  Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Yields: 1/2 cup


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2 Responses to Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh)

  1. Lili Trieu April 20, 2019 at 5:07 pm #

    How long can it be stored in fridge??

    • Trang April 25, 2019 at 11:29 am #

      Hi Lili,
      Enjoy within 1-2 days as the greens onions get wilted in the oil fairly quickly.

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